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's a short climb to view the city from two different ends of the citadel. Inside there are old buildings with many roped-off areas due to crumbling walls and local people taking photos of themselves... more »
A short climb up to the citadel will give you a few over the bazaar entrance. Alongside many many locals taking selfies, you can take in the hustle and bustle. It's a wonderfully colorful view. Do not... 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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