Nizwa & Jebel Shams
Explore some of Oman's history and culture with Nizwa. Discover Jebel Shams offering an existing off-road experience and fantastic views.
Hiking difficulty levelLevel 2Easy hike with less than 300 meters of vertical drop on terrain that does not present great difficulty. Accessible to anyone who walks regularly.
Nizwa fort : Built in the 17th century by Imam Sultan bin Saif al-arabi, who chased the Portuguese out of Omani territory in 1650, Nizwa Fort is distinguished by a very large 24-metre high tower which dominates the souk. Restored in 1998, the fort hosts a very interesting interactive exhibition
Nizwa souk : The souk of the city of Nizwa, with its secular commercial vocation, is a real "city within a city". Very large, very lively and very colourful, the souk is famous for its incense and traditional objects. You can find everything: the fruit and vegetable souk, the pottery souk, the traditional objects souk, the goldsmith's souk... Traditional livestock market (only on Fridays)
Jebel Shams : Jebal Shams, which means "mountain of the sun", as it is the highest mountain in Oman and offers an existing off-road experience and a fantastic panorama.
Jabreen castle : Jabreen Castle is one of the most beautiful in the sultanate. With its painted ceilings, its walls decorated with arabesques with astrological motifs, its magnificently carved doors: it is one of the jewels of Omani architecture.
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