We Love Oman: Jabreen Castle, an expression of Oman’s craftsmanship

Al Dakhiliyah governorate is also full of natural, historical and cultural elements. Jabreen Castle is a historic castle that was constructed in the late 17th century and is located in Bahla in the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate about 175km away from Muscat.

The castle is three storeyed tall and the interior design of the castle has decorated windows, wooden balconies, arches with inscribed Arabic calligraphy, and ceiling artwork.

According to Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, “Jabreen Castle dates back to 1670. This castle was a beautiful palace for the Imam and his family and a bastion during wartime. It was also a beacon of education and contained many study rooms. The palace is a large rectangular building consisting of five floors and containing 55 rooms. A Falaj runs through the middle of the castle. This castle is distinguished by the inscriptions and frescoes that adorn its rooms. The castle‚Äôs ceilings are decorated with paintings and Islamic-era style inscriptions, and it’s doors are beautifully carved. All these architectural details make Jabreen Castle an authentic expression of Omani craftsmanship.”

Source: Times of Oman