Jibreen Castle
Jibreen Castle
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AucklandWiz
Auckland, New Zealand1,638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I had visited Nizwa Fort already and wondered if I needed to see another. I am glad I did as I liked Jabreen Castle more than Nizwa Fort. It just made more sense and had other architectural embellishments that made it interesting like the ceilings etc. A lot of history here and beautifully presented. Lovely framed views out the castle windows to palm plantations. Again we were only of a handful of people visiting which made it easy and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.
Written January 5, 2024
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Hafi
Muscat, Oman6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I have visited jabreen castle many times before.. I love the history of it.. whenever I visit this place with family or friends it's just mesmerising takes my breath away.. definitely a MUST place to visit..
Written September 26, 2023
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Jabreen Castle is a beautiful fortification located just south of Bahla. It features beautiful interior and mighty defensive walls.
Written March 8, 2023
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Visiting Jibreen Castle (also spelled Jabreen) was a highlight of my journey around Oman. With all of the rooms and the fascinating history of the castle and Imam Bel’arab bin Sultan Al Yarubi, who had the castle constructed in 1670, it is best to use a guide or an audio guide.

During my visit, I learned that the wood ceilings utilized teak and mahogany from Tunisia and Zanzibar. Gypsum was also among the materials used to build the castle. The first floor included a lovely library and a sitting room as well as a jail. The steps to the second floor included steps that could trip intruders and provide sound to alert the Sultan to the intruders. That was important since the Sultan’s suite was on the second floor!

The castle also included a dining room, separate jails for men and women, a Madrasah and the Imam’s Tomb. The room I found most impressive was the Sun & Moon room with its intricately designed wood ceiling, seven windows and high ceiling. There was also comfortable seating for guests.

To ensure the castle was self contained, there was even a courtroom with the judge’s bench, scales of justice and a small exit door for those who were convicted.

Naturally the Omani flag was proudly displayed at the upper tower of the castle. I learned that the colors of the flag represented the following: Red-blood shed for the country; Green-fertility of the land; White-Peace. The two swords are the symbol of the royal family.

This castle provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the great Sultanate of Oman.
Written August 25, 2022
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Monty Stoller
Stäfa, Switzerland378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We visited as part of our Oman trip the fort "Jabreen", which was built at the end of the 17th century. The complex is very well preserved and is also very well maintained. Various rooms with artistically decorated windows and ceiling graphics can be admired. An audio guide with various languages is included in the entrance fee.
The visit of this palace is absolutely recommended!
Written June 1, 2022
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MrMoss
Burnley, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Visited on our way from Nizwa to Muscat, so glad we stopped. This restored gem, unlike it’s original intention, is such a peaceful and beautiful place to spend time. The photos simply don’t do it justice.
Written May 21, 2022
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pizote67
Sondrio, Italy455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Elegant castle. It was very interesting hearing about the history of the castle/house and visiting Imam's tomb. Nice decorated rooms.
Written April 25, 2022
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TravellerWalesUK
UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We found Jabreen Castle (note that there are lots of different spellings of Jabreen (Jibreen, Jabrim, Jabrin and more) a very interesting place. There were so many different routes to take when wandering around the castle. The rooms within the castle also varied a lot in their shapes, sizes and decoration. The defences within the castle were impressive (never seen so many different murder holes (in the wall, floors and ceilings)). Well worth a visit.
Written March 10, 2022
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Jaya P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
One of the best Castles I've visited in the GCC . Well restored and lots to see and discover inside. A bit like a rabbit warren with loads of staircases and interconnecting rooms and nooks to discover.
Lots of stairs to climb and walking so one needs to be reasonably fit with good knees and quadricep muscles.
Written December 17, 2021
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Rowzar2020
Oman84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Jabreen also spelled Jibreen Castle or Jabrin Castlem is superiority with beauty among all castle in the whole of Oman according to Oman trippers.

This historic castle was constructed in the late 17th century and is located in Bahla in the Al Dakhiliyah( same place of Bahla fort -a must for visit) about 175 KM away from MCT.

The average time spend to the castle is approx 20- 30 minutes.
The castle is open from Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm and on Friday from 8am to 11am. Entry fee is 500 baizas for adults.

During our visit ( March and June ) it remains closed .So we had photos outside and the nearby date palm plantation.
Written July 20, 2020
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