Erbil (Arbil, Hawler) is the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
You can read about a visit to Erbil in the Experiences section.
Places to Stay
Siako Hotel and Restaurant
60m Street - Opposite to Newcity. Tel: 0750 3156161. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Travellers review: A 3 star hotel which was clean, the staff friendly and as helpful as they could be given that we had no language in common and it had a good restaurant. The manager, Sherwan R. Dzali, has adequate English and is very helpful.
Samira Miss Hotel
At the edge of the Bazaar.
Things to See
The Erbil Citadel
The Citadel sits in the middle of Erbil City. It is a round structure, 30 meters high which dominates the old city and has been built upon seven layers of civilization. The total area of the Citadel is 110,000 square meters. The history of its building dates back to 6000 years and has been continuously inhabited since its founding.
Erbil Civilization Museum
The museum is on kirkuk Road near the Sheraton Hotel. It contains various antiquities, statues and remains from Erbil and the surrounding areas.
Great Bazaar (Qaysari Market)
Located in the city centre.
Sheikh Chooli Minaret
Southwest of the Citadel this minaret is all that is left of a mosque.
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