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Qal'at al-Bahrain

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Karbabad Area | Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
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All reviews audio guide portuguese fort a unesco world heritage site preserved fort site museum small museum definitely worth the visit historical place information boards coffee shop nice walk seef district ancient history walk around modern building great place to visit entrance fee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hi arrived here about 20 mins before sundown and strolled all around the outside of the fort and then inside as sunset. The sun lit up the city skyline very nicely and also the artificial lighting inside the fort allowed for beautiful pictures. I did...More

Thank hughem22
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the few remaining historical sites, I enjoyed the visit. The place is smartly illuminated, so it is better to visit at sundown or in the early hours of the evening. I went at noon in the Fall and it was way too hot...More

Thank Colesterol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive historical place for those who interest in hirtage and architecture. It has english court around the fort walls which make entering from enemies more difficult. To enter it you should criss a woden bridge. Also it has 4 towers in its 4 corners. You...More

Thank hatematalla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Photos should speak for themselves. This place is open till night. Excellent ambience in evening. Loved my multiple visits.

Thank SunandoRoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool historical location. Tells the story of the history of the island. The fort is still being restored but is a absolute must do

Thank Jan Taeke G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Qalat Al bahrain known as Bahrain fort. Must visit place in bahrain. It will take 1-2 hours to cover whole fort tour. Ideal time to visit is morning or after 4pm.

Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This is the oldest building in Bahrain and you can taste the history. Very old structure and it is a must see if you visit manama

Thank Khaled Z
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I go there around 30min before sunset when the weather is less hot and the sunset sky is AMAZING. I like walking there on the path around the fort, the place is very peaceful, near the sea and the surrounding village and farms. Fresh air....More

1  Thank Ebtihal S
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Beautiful Location and very well maintained by the staff. I am pleased and I wanna visit there with my Family

Thank TrailBlazer106476
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Portuguese fort with UNESCO World Heritage status. Shows how far and in how various places the Portuguese empire once had power. The fort area is free to enter, but the attached small museum charges for enterance. As Bahrain is always super hot, remember to weat...More

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16 April 2017|
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Response from alisdair t | Reviewed this property |
not to sure where the diplomatic area is, but very poor public transport. you can take bus number 5 from Manama, then walk half an hour to the site. The fort is also easy to reach via car; it’s a 10-minute drive from central... More
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12 April 2017|
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Response from prpWolves | Reviewed this property |
I too am unable to say yes with any confidence! I can say I didn't see any staff while on my tour, and horses were risen around the area openly! I can't see why not as long as owners are respectful with dog waste... I have... More
4 March 2017|
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Response from mdva590623 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed no entrance fee
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