Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers), Homs

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A World Heritage Site, Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) represents a local cultural hub where you can learn about the Knights Crusaders and their actions, as well as seeing a well-preserved example of the architecture of the time. Hire a local tour guide and explore the site, while hearing about the interesting trivia and the history of the area. You’ll see that the design of the building largely resembles the medieval castles in France and the rest of the Europe. Unfortunately, one side of the ancient fortress was damaged during an attack in the Syrian civil war. To visit Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers) on your trip to Homs, use our Homs trip builder website .
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  • A fortress which dates back to 1.031, from the time of the Crusades. Even though you now experience some degradation product of the recent war, it is still possible to appreciate the greatness of this building in all its magnitude. It is really worthwhile there and enjoy it.
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  • I visited this palace before the war, sometime in the fall of 2010. It was not listed in my travel itinerary, in fact i had never heard of it before. However, my Syrian guide and driver was insistent....  more »
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  • syria is a very peacefull and a very nice country every thing is very nice over there!! S 🇸🇾 Y 🇸🇾 R 🇸🇾 I 🇸🇾 A 🇸🇾
  • Famous Castle in Syria. I had visited in Sept. 2008 with my family
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