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Sightseeing in Kuwait - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

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Kuwait City is a picturesque place with many monuments, museums and colorful markets, which also have become major tourist attractions. An important tourist landmark is the Kuwait National Museum, which is famous for the collection of objects of Islamic art and priceless archaeological finds. Those, who want to become better acquainted with works of local artists and sculptors, would like the Museum of Islamic Art. The collection of antique furniture and exquisite interior is represented in the Tareg Rajab private museum.
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Among the ancient monuments the Al-Khalifa, the construction of which took place in the early 18th century, points out. This beautiful religious building was built keeping best national traditions. Over the years of its existence it has been hit hard, but the surviving building look very impressive. The Great Mosque is the unique construction and the brightest monument of modern architecture. It was completed in 1986. The area's unique complex is about 50,000 square meters. The minaret is 74 meters height. The mosque is free to take a few thousand people; the unique massive construction is supported by only four pillars.
Some older religious objects, such as the mosque of Ibn al-Hammes and Matabba, have also preserved in Kuwait. Both of them were founded in the 18th century. Today they don’t cease to amaze curious travelers with their impressive appearance. Returning to the subject of modern monuments, it is worth mentioning Kuwaiti towers. Beautiful skyscrapers were built in 1979; the height of the largest tower is 187 meters. Tops of skyscrapers are equipped with excellent viewing platforms that are among most popular attractions for tourists.
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Excursion to Old Seif Palace will provide an unforgettable experience. It is the most important monument of the late 19th century. Indescribable atmosphere of luxury reigns in palace; its design is fine in every detail and it is entirely consistent with appearance that took place a hundred years ago. Tourists should definitely see surviving fortifications of the city, Shamiyya, Maskab, Baraisi and Jahra gateways. Several centuries ago, Kuwait was a powerful fortress city, in 1957 the surrounding walls were completely destroyed, but gates have managed to preserve to the present day.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Kuwait, Kuwait. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Kuwait: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Kuwait.