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Citadel of Arbil

City Centre, Erbil 44001, Iraq
+964 750 485 8186
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The Citadel of Arbil in Old Town Erbil is a sight you must not miss...

The Citadel of Arbil in Old Town Erbil is a sight you must not miss…It is not as big as say the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Thomas W
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Damascus, Syria
Nothing to see there

This place needs a lot of investment to show its historical value. Security also prohibits visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Omar A
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Houston, Texas
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“textile museum” (17 reviews)
“nice view” (10 reviews)
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City Centre, Erbil 44001, Iraq
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+964 750 485 8186
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"textile museum"
in 17 reviews
"historic place"
in 5 reviews
"nice view"
in 10 reviews
"amazing history"
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"a unesco world heritage site"
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"under construction"
in 7 reviews
"under restoration"
in 3 reviews
"antique shop"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"old city"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"citadel"
in 113 reviews
"bazaar"
in 22 reviews
"thousands"
in 9 reviews
"shops"
in 19 reviews
"earth"
in 7 reviews
"era"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Citadel of Arbil in Old Town Erbil is a sight you must not miss…It is not as big as say the Aleppo Citadel, but it is a must see attraction in the heart of the Old City! We did not enter as we were...More

1  Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place needs a lot of investment to show its historical value. Security also prohibits visiting the entire place.

Thank Omar A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

like many I found the history and view great but with most of the Citadel off limits there is not much to see which is a shame the walk around the base is great though. the bazar and square below are more interesting especially at...More

Thank mcguinmj888
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Ancient citadel with ancient houses that need to be rehabilitated to be a tourism focal point. A lot of arrangements needed like a professional guide for foreign tourists

2  Thank Hasanain M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I visited the citadel yesterday and was not impressed. Not much to do or see. The history behind the citadel is interesting but I did not find this place interesting. You can see in the pictures posted from previous visitors. There are nice views of...More

Thank freddiemv2
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Stroll up the narrow Street and enter the gates to this ancient walled city built on the remains of cities gone before. Visiting the museums and examine the oldest structures in the City. Definitely worth a few hours.

Thank weffley
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The enormity of this place can't be expressed in a post. The history and culture of this place is amazing. It was part of my trip, however I couldn't resist.

Thank The Bearded B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This a great historical citidal and recently has been renovated. From Chegizhan to Hulagu and many other emperors have lied siege on this citidal. Perhaps the latest dictators to conquer was Saddam Husein but citidal continues to survive as a Kurdish city.

Thank Amed D
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The citadel of Erbil is a nice place to visit, it tells about the ancient history of this place. Unfortunately, some parts are closed for the public. The entrance is free

4  Thank blokmaria67
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

It’s definitely recommended for everyone the restaurants were nice althow they were local and the people are all over the place having good time and enjoing kabbab 😁

Thank Mohammed A
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Alex G
15 December 2015|
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When I arrived at customs they asked if it was my 1st visit and then welcomed me to Iraq. Very safe if not the most exciting place to be.
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