The Jabrin castle, also known as Jabreen castle or حصن جبرين in Arabic, is located near Bahla in central Oman, 180km southwest of Muscat. It was built in 1675 by Imam Bil-arab bin Sultan and was an important science and Islamic law centre. From the exterior the castle looks like a fortress, but the interiors are complex and richly decorated and in fact the castle was the residence of the local sultan. The castle was completely restaurated in 1984.

01 Car parking 02 Jabrin fort 03 Main entrance 04 Jabrin castle 05 Jabreen fort
06 Jabrin castle 07 Tower 08 Omani family 09 Omani family 10 Tower
11 Inner courtyard 12 Jabreen castle 13 Graveled courtyard 14 Door
15 Women prayer area 16 Staircase 17 Ornamental door 18 Hall with carpets 19 Hall with carpets
20 Room with carpets 21 Lamp 22 Window 23 Inner courtyard 24 Carpeted room 25 Merlons and crenels
26 Palm farm and desert 27 Jabrin fort 28 Corner tower 29 Wall
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