Nizwa Fort Oman
Nizwa Fort Oman
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
    Consider if it is worth
    The Nizwa Fort is a large castle fortress in Nizwa which was built in the seventeenth century. It is a popular tourist destination and because of that probably ticket entrance is quite expensive- 5 OMR. You need to consider if it is worth to go here. I think not. There are very similar other forts which are much more cheaper, more quiet to visit, more accesible with parking.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Johan
    Lund, Sweden152 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    Located a the heart of central Nizwa, this castle/fort is well worth a visit! Interesting history and great views of the surroundings form the top. A small but very informative museum is located inside castle walls. A 30min guided tour was included in the price (though we opted not to take it as it didn't quite fir our schedule). Stayed for about two hours but one could easily spend another hour exploring the museum in more detail.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Sharpei72
    Christchurch, New Zealand329 contributions
    Beautiful architecture and interesting history
    Visiting in May with very few tourists we pretty much had this place to ourselves. Was worth the visit and exploring. Definitely have a guide, you would miss a lot without one and take water. Nice photo opportunities
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • SeshKomanduri
    Bengaluru, India278 contributions
    A very nice Fort
    This is a very interesting fort. If you have seen Forts in India, then this is a very small fort. However, it is interesting in the sense that it is a labyrinth of various rooms, and it is initially quite hard to figure you where you started, what you have seen and where you currently are. It is pretty well maintained. It carries any entry fee of 5 OMR for foreigners, which I thought was pretty steep. if you are interested in history and have an appreciation for forts and stuff, then it is definitely worth visiting
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Abdullah
    Muscat, Oman1 contribution
    Nizwa Fort
    Hello , everyone During my visit to Nizwa in February, I was enchanted by the historical fortress. As I wandered through its corridors, I savored the delightful local cuisine. I was equally fascinated by the rich historical heritage and the sites that told stories from Oman's past. What made this visit special was the interaction with visitors from various cultures, as we shared stories and knowledge. I'd like to emphasize that Nizwa is not only a historical gem but also a significant tourist destination I highly recommend.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Gina C
    5 contributions
    Poor animal treatment. Nice Fort
    The fort has been well restored and there is plenty of information to read around the fort and also in the exhibition area. It is clean and kept well. The condition of the animals at the back of the fort is not nice to see. The constant pacing and seeing them tethered night and day (we were staying next door and could see the poor camel tied all night) with no grass left nearby.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Xerxes R
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates459 contributions
    Liked the history and the views
    Liled the visit. Entry is 5 local money, and the views were lovely. The weather is great, so that helped as well. Def worth visiting for the history of the Fort and taking a chill. Enjoy the visit here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 November 2023
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Xerxes R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates459 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Liled the visit. Entry is 5 local money, and the views were lovely. The weather is great, so that helped as well. Def worth visiting for the history of the Fort and taking a chill. Enjoy the visit here.
Written 26 November 2023
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Gina C
5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The fort has been well restored and there is plenty of information to read around the fort and also in the exhibition area. It is clean and kept well.

The condition of the animals at the back of the fort is not nice to see. The constant pacing and seeing them tethered night and day (we were staying next door and could see the poor camel tied all night) with no grass left nearby.
Written 20 November 2023
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Anand_Lobo
Mumbai, India842 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Worth a day trip from Muscat.
The fort has been restored, it’s extremely clean, inviting and for history buffs there is a bit to read and see.
Clean toilets and a small cafe within the fort compound too.
Written 17 November 2023
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Jörg W F
Muscat, Oman7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Really great authentic place, Has been nicely restored, great atrmosphere and view, very instructive
Written 7 November 2023
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andrew filf
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Nizwa is charming and culturally rich destination. Its historic fort, bustling souq, and welcoming locals make it a must-visit. I had a fantastic time exploring its heritage and natural beauty.
Written 5 November 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,047 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This fort and the area have some very interesting features and history. The fort itself has a large round tower and many hidden features. There is good signage throughout in English and Arabic and the brochure is also informative too. Underneath the fort is a museum that has lots of displays to show the way of life for locals and has some good artifacts from the past centuries all with good signage.

Inside the fort there are two live stations with a lady making bread and men making pottery. There is a coffee shop as well and when we entered they gave us a coupon to buy two drinks and get free ice cream! The courtyard was in development when we visited but it seemed that they were developing a garden with a seating area and possibly a small zoo. A cool feature beside the fort is some ruins that are even older and the Nizwa Souq.

The Nizwa Fort is about a 2 hour drive from Muscat and if you rent a car you can park in the "Nizwa Souq Parking" area. The cost to enter is 5 OMR per adult and we felt it was worth the trip and possibly worth a stay overnight in Nizwa to check out more of this charming Oasis.
Written 28 October 2023
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Abdullah
Muscat, Oman1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Friends
Hello , everyone
During my visit to Nizwa in February, I was enchanted by the historical fortress. As I wandered through its corridors, I savored the delightful local cuisine. I was equally fascinated by the rich historical heritage and the sites that told stories from Oman's past. What made this visit special was the interaction with visitors from various cultures, as we shared stories and knowledge.

I'd like to emphasize that Nizwa is not only a historical gem but also a significant tourist destination I highly recommend.
Written 23 October 2023
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Paradise03474199619
Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
The panoramic view from the top is breathtaking and offers a glimpse into the past. Nizwa Fort is a must-visit for anyone interested in Oman's rich cultural heritage and history.
Written 2 October 2023
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Ahmed Shawkat
Muscat, Oman178 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Historical place that you will enjoy, especially if you are into history
Avoid weekends for the rush and lack of parking slots
Written 29 September 2023
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ROSE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates25 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Interesting to see the Nizwa Fort and Souq one of the historical place in Oman. We travel from UAE to Nizwa stayed one night before travelling to Salalah Oman for Khareef season.
It was weekends the place is busy with locals, the view is beautiful and the weather is fantastic!
Written 19 August 2023
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