The Best Things to Do in Erbil

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World heritage site · Parks · Historic Sites

Popular things to do in Erbil

Erbil Citadel ©
Historic Site
Erbil Citadel
Duration: 1 hour
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Duration: 4 hours
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kurdish Textile Museum
Duration: 2h 30 min
Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park
Duration: 2 hours
The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE. Centered on its ancient and World Heritage-listed citadel, the city blends old and new, retaining some of its long-established architectural and cultural charm in its grand bazaars and minarets, while adding a number of modern malls and nightlife haunts. Trips to Erbil remain a safer option to visiting other areas of the country--they also provide a chance to get to know a diverse local population proud of their tolerant and fast-growing city. Take stress off the schedule by using our Iraq trip planning tool.

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