Oman has an extensive array of castles and forts which are considered a healthy reminiscence for Oman’s wealthy and powerful Arabian culture. Among its many castles, one stands out from the rest with its well-preserved outlook and its magnanimous presence that is the Bilad Sur Palace. Read on to know more about this stunning edifice.
Regarded as one of the first palaces in the region of Sur, the castle was built to protect the royal family and its people from the attacks of other hostile tribes people. Not only one exterior but also the interiors of the castle boasts brilliant Omani Architecture. The castle today has become a popular tourist destination for which it offers panoramic views of the surrounding and gives its visitors a glimpse of Omani Culture. The castle premises also houses a museum
The museum of Bilad Sur Castle features a wide array of artefacts and relics. Some of them are, jewels which were used by the royal families, sculptures, artworks furniture, clothes, accessories and weaponry.
The castle is located in the central region of the Bilad Sur Plain approximately about 2 hours drive away from Muscat. You can reach here by taxi or a bus for which the journey time would be about 4 hours.
After an exciting yet tiring day of exploration, there are plenty of options to rest at a cosy retreat around the castle. One of the options that are worth considering for your stay in the Sur Plaza Hotel which is a renowned hotel in Sur Oman. The region also has a multitude of attractions and castles that are equally worthy of being explored during your stay at these properties.