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

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Castle
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 bit of a drive but well worth seeing In good condition Horse stables very big and nice Good staff Very safe but many road check points I recommend penguin travel I don’t recommend Turkish...  more »
  • Today it's called Qal'at al-Hisn, which means "the fortress of the fortress" actually. But it's mostly known as Crac des Chevaliers, Crac of the Riders (knight hospitaliers), Crac being an analogy to....  more »
  • Stunning views. Well maintained. Went just before the war in Syria. Sad to learn that it is now closed.
  • Amazing panoramic view!!! Combined with history vibes and landscape fresh air 😍

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