Riyadh - the capital of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia - a hugea city in the desert. According to the census, in 2013. The city is home to more than 5.5 million people. It is a city of Undeniable Wealth, luxury skyscrapers and sun. But it was not always.
Monuments and museums
The capital of Saudi Arabia boastsa large number of museums and monuments. On them you can talk for hours, but it is best to briefly tell you about the most interesting and worthy of attention.
Historic Center of King Abdul Aziz. This building is a real gem of the old quarter. The exposition of the museum tells the history of the state, from the foundation to the present day. It contains a lot of documentaries, art, photos, videos and more. Of course, special attention is paid to the country's founder - King Abdul Aziz.
Museum of Riyadh - is another interesting museum,which is very often visited by tourists. An extensive exhibition tells visitors about the different periods of history, from the Stone Age, and ending with the early Islamic period. Much attention is paid to the ethnography. One of the halls is a great layout Masmak fort.
About four thousand years ago on the site of the citywas only a small settlement of nomads. The inconspicuous village located here and in the period from the sixth to the seventh century. Only in the 13th century, Riyadh was equipped market, which grew very rapidly, attracting new residents here. In 1821, the Saudis were able to establish a state, whose capital became Riyadh. This state was located in what is now Saudi Arabia.
This flourished in the second halftwentieth century. The fact that in the depths of the state contains vast deposits of oil. If in 60 years in the capital, there were about 200 thousand people, then in the 80s this number increased to one million. To date, the entire capital is divided into 15 districts. It operates ground station, skyscrapers are being built in large quantities and sold a variety of interesting projects. In the city it is impossible to find a building that has less than eight floors. According to the plans of developers, in 2017 will be built another Metro line, one of the stations that will be made of pure gold.