Much of what can nowadays be seen in the historic core of Muscat has been built after the ascension to the throne of Sultan Qaboos bin Said in 1970. In fact the historic core retains very little of the old times and consists mainly of the palace of the Sultan, some mosques and government buildings. Old Muscat is relatively small and can be visited in a couple of hours.

01 Main alley 02 Al Alam royal palace 03 Arcade 04 Arcade 05 Gate to Al Alam royal palace
06 Al Alam royal palace 07 Al Alam royal palace 08 Golden emblem 09 Golden emblem 10 Gate and lamp
11 Al Alam royal palace 12 Al Alam royal palace 13 Al Alam pedestrian area 14 Waljat hospital
15 National museum building 16 As Saidiyah street 17 Minaret 18 Blue mosque 19 Blue mosque minaret
20 Blue mosque stained glass windows 21 Blue mosque prayer hall 22 Blue mosque carpet 23 Blue mosque prayer hall
24 Al Alam royal palace 25 Al Mirani fort 26 Al Alam royal palace 27 View of bay, Al Alam royal palace and Al Jalali fort
28 View of bay, Al Alam royal palace and Al Jalali fort 29 View of bay, Al Alam royal palace and Al Jalali fort 30 Al Mirani fort
31 Street gate
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