Open Hours: Sa to Th from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM,Sa to Th from 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
The word musmak means strong, thick and fortified. An important part of this city's history, the castle was constructed ... More
Al Musmak Castle
The word musmak means strong, thick and fortified. An important part of this city's history, the castle was constructed during Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Rasheed's reign and came under King Abdulaziz's rule, when Riyadh was conquered. Today, it's open to the public, as the ArRiyadh Development Authority has converted it into a museum. Explore the Sitting Room, visit the Mosque, study the Castle Gate, and have a look at the well. Don't miss the Watch Towers that are placed on all the four corners of the castle. It's also exciting to see the rifles placed around the tower. Please note that families can visit only on Thursdays; boys' schools on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, while girls schools can do so on Sunday and Tuesday.
It gave me and my family a sound and historical account of the beggining history and the formulation of Saudi Arabia as a country and not as a terriorist place. It was great and the children can enjoy it as well. Outside are area's where you can picnic and the children can run around and ride bikes ect.
And the best part is you can enjoy all of this for free!
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