Jibreen Castle, Jabrin

4.6
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
Take a tour of Jibreen Castle, an imposing 17th-century fortress built by Bil’arab Bin Sultan, Omani ruler from the Yaruba Dynasty. The well-preserved castle stands alone, dominating the fertile plain near the town of Jabrin, making for a picturesque, postcard-like sight. Explore the maze-like chambers and courtyards of the walled castle, some of them elaborately decorated with carvings and painted ceilings, see the tomb of the late ruler, and gaze upon the scenic central courtyard and the surrounding plains from the top of the fortress. A visit to Jibreen Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jabrin tour site to plot your vacation.
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  • This spectacular restored 17c fort was beautiful to view inside and out. It is wonderful to wander the rooms and passages and is incredibly photogenic. For me it was the best fort compared to Nizwa an...  more »
  • The Jabrin Fort has been restored and shows you in an authentic way how life was in the fort in the past. The bathrooms, reception rooms, women's rooms... The thick walls protect from the warmth and delicacy of the wooded ceilings proves the dexterity and genius of the craftsmen of the time. They also prove how refined this world is. The view of the fort is impressive and - rare fact - devoid of electric poles! One can very well imagine as from the top of their fort, they observed the caravans passing by, judged the possible danger, etc.
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  • Awesome Castle. Very interesting historical place. Well organised audio-tour available in 4 languages. Highly recommend to visit.
  • Very nice castle, gives excellent illustration about onem of the Omani history acheivments.
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