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.
Erbil Citadel Reviews
Panorama incantevole. Un salto nella storia. Non si può vedere la vecchia città senza perdersi nelle piccole vie del bazar che offrono ogni tipo di prodotto. Gli abitanti sono persone cordialissime co... more »Lovely panorama. A leap into history. You can't see the old city without getting lost in the small bazaar streets that offer all kinds of products. The inhabitants are very friendly people with an eye for foreigners. Forget the classic scenes where you get assaulted by street vendors .... here and everything is different!!!! A truly fantastic country and people.
Top attraction in erbil.. a must place to visit, historical and well maintained with lots of small traditional local museums more »
One of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. A wonderful and unique piece of history...
Best place to visit in Erbil. You can find all kind of markets around Erbil Citadel. I recommend you to walk around this area and discover the old beautiful shops. Prices are cheap.
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