In spite of the huge development witnessed by the capital, Riyadh still preserves the historical and heritage sites that date back to thousands of years. Historical places in Riyadh & its suburbs vary between museums, palaces, and markets.
Here are 5 fascinating historical places for archaeological & history buffs
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Addiriyah Historical City
Addiriyah is the capital of the First Saudi State since its establishment. The Atturaif quarter is one of its interesting locations and was the seat of government previously. It was one of the world’s heritage sites, along with Al Bujairi District. Addiriyah has grand monuments and old mud houses.
King Abdul Aziz Historical Center
This center is located in the Murabba’ district in Riyadh. It has the Arabian Peninsula’s monuments and rare Islamic monuments. It is where many cultural lectures take place, linking Arabic civilizations. It has a library of old rare books and historical works in scientific research.
AL Ghad heritage Village
The Village dates back to approximately 900 BC. During your visit to the region, you will notice architectural artifacts of the old Islamic style and many paintings, as well as carved inscriptions on ancient rocks.
Heritage Ushaigar Village
The village includes a large number of historical palaces, mosques, old markets that date back to before the Prophet’s Hijra. It features beautiful palm trees.
The Fortress dates back more than 1850 years. It is one of the main landmarks in Riyadh, where King Abdul Aziz’s reign was restored. It has introductory activities for visitors and several heritage places.