An important landmark and heritage site in the city of Riyadh,
the Musmak fortress was built around 1865 and is the site
associated with the foundation of the Saudi Arabian kingdom as the
original stronghold of King Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Rasheed. The
castle is open to the public, who can explore its impressive rooms,
pillared mosque, gate, watchtowers and well.
Address: Al-Bathaa, city centre Opening Time: Saturday to Thursday 8am-12pm and 4pm-9pm. Men only
on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. On the other days women may
visit accompanied by male family members. Admission: Free
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