Crac des Chevaliers

Crac des Chevaliers

Crac des Chevaliers, also Krak des Chevaliers, Crac de l'Ospital, Castle Alhsn, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurdish troops and then rebuilt by the Hospitallers in the 12th century AD. The castle was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din in 2006.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Homs Governorate

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Crusaders

Later Cultures: Crusaders

Site Features: Crusader Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din

Date of Inscription: 2006

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