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Erbil Citadel, Erbil

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The World Heritage Site of Erbil Citadel showcases a historic fortress perched upon a large 'tell', a mound formed by the site being constantly occupied since the ancient times. Excavations show evidence of the citadel’s inhabitation in the 5th millennium BC, and possibly even earlier, in the Neolithic Period. Exploring the maze-like alleys and antique buildings within the citadel’s stone walls, you will discover thousands of years of Erbil’s rich history and cultural heritage, from prehistoric times to the Neo-Assyrian and Ottoman eras. Use our Erbil trip planner to arrange your visit to Erbil Citadel and other attractions in Erbil.
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  • It was at Ramadan last year and late at night, but I was there again this year, the Citadel of Hawler was bustling with people and the markets were crowded. The Citadel is beautiful and ancient. I.....  more »
  • It was a nice sunny day to visit and explore the citadelle. The citadelle looked interesting. The renovation and preservation work in progress, prevented us from visiting the whole citadelle. But it.....  more »
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  • The Citadel is a beautiful place to visit. You get an amazing view of the city. Things to know if you are not from this Area. Driving is different and very congested. Parking is hard to find. There are A Lot of Taxis so that might be a good option to get you there. It can get very crowded. It is similar to any crowded city, people are trying to sell you stuff and make money. American people....there are no bathrooms here, like there are in America. Keep that in mind. I'm posting a picture of the one bathroom we could find. There is also no tissue in bathrooms you go in. Bring cash because no one has card machines. Enjoy!
  • Ancient place but not really beautiful and no easy car parking, it is a market more than a historic place.
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