Misyaf Castle

Local nameقلعة مصياف
LocationHama, Syria

Masyaf Castle is a medieval structure in the town of Masyaf in Hama Governorate, Syria, situated in the Orontes Valley, approximately 40 kilometers to the west of Hama. It served to protect the trade routes to cities further inland such as Banyas. The castle itself stands on a platform about 20 meters above the surrounding plain. The citadel became famous as the stronghold from which Rashid ad-Din Sinan, known as the Old Man of the Mountains ruled. He was a leader of the Syrian wing of the Nizari Hashshashin sect, also known as the Assassins, and a figure in the history of the Crusades.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masyaf_Castle

Address Syria

Coordinates 35°3'58.472" N 36°20'35.926" E

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