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Welcome to Al Musmak Castle

Al Musmak Castle

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.

Information & Facts

Al-Bathaa, city centre
Arabic is the official language in Saudi Arabia, but English is widely understood.

The Saudi currency is the Riyal (SAR), divided into 100 halala. Foreign currency can be changed at banks and exchange bureaux. Banking hours are generally Saturday to Wednesday from 8am to 12pm and 4pm to 8pm. All major credit cards are accepted at shops, hotels and restaurants in Saudi Arabia. Travellers cheques are also accepted and ATMs are widely available. There are no taxes in Saudi Arabia, so shopping is good value.

Opening Times
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.
Local time is GMT +3.
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