Krak des Chevaliers (French pronunciation: [kʁak de ʃəvaˈlje]; Arabic: حصن الفرسان ), also Crac des Chevaliers, Ḥoṣn al-Akrād (حصن الأكراد , literally “Castle of the Kurds”), formerly Crac de l’Ospital is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world.
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Krak des Chevaliers (also spelt Cracs des Chevaliers, and known in Arabic as Hisn al-Akrad) is a castle in Syria originally built for the Emir of Aleppo in 1031 CE but acquired and extensively rebuilt by the Knights Hospitaller in 1144 CE. Considered virtually impregnable, it was the largest
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Krak des Chevaliers in the Homs province in Syria is probably the most important and well preserved medieval castles in the world. It was built during the first Crusade 1031 to protect strategic passageway in the Orontes River Valley.
Built according to the taste of its masters, Krak des Chevaliers is a typical example of Gothic architecture, uprooted from Western Europe and transferred to the Middle East.
Before the Syrian civil war, Krak des Chevaliers was a popular tourist destination. The good state of preservation of the castle, its beautiful architecture and its history, attracted tens of
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