Herat Citadel, Herat

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Get to know Afghani cultural heritage by visiting Herat Citadel, which dates back to 330 BCE. Possibly built by Alexander the Great, the citadel was restored in 2011 and now features a museum dedicated to the history of the area. Put Herat Citadel on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Herat travel itinerary planner.
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  • February 2, 2017
    The Citadel of Herat, also known as Alexander's citadel, has been lovingly restored by the Aga Khan Foundation and is an example of how culture can lead in transforming a nation that has been at war f...  more »
  • January 19, 2017
    Very attractive place to visit. The citadel of Herat was completely renovated between 2006 and 2011. The citadel is clean and foreign visitors are allowed to enter the citadel with a fee.  more »
  • July 13, 2016
    Herat citadel is beautifully restored by the UNESCO. It offers good view of the city, but as far as I know the rooms are usually closed (we were lucky to get a glimpse by tagging along with a tour gro...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    It is a historical citadel in Herat city. It has made during Alexander the Great. It is the most interesting place for visiting.
  • May 10, 2017
    Amazingly reconstructed, terrific views and... no crowds! :)
  • October 7, 2016
    It is amazing and old historical. If you visit here go and visit. It worth it. They are ancient. Pillars and maybe dated back 500 A.D. They luckily have lasted because of the Heratian, if it was somewhere else in Kabul, they would have destroyed them too. It is a breathtaking place and you will truly love it
  • May 10, 2017
    Amazing historical arcitecture!
  • May 16, 2017
    amazingly....

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Where to stay in Herat

You'll find a scattered few accommodations in Herat, with most of them located to the west of Taraqi Park. The main hotels popular with international tourists sit close to the arterial commercial road, which also contains many of the places to eat in the city. The more upmarket hotels offer Western-style bathrooms, onsite restaurants, and Wi-Fi. Simpler options sit on the side streets of the district, with basic rooms (sometimes shared) and shared restrooms.
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