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Karbabad Area, Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you live in Bahrain or just visiting, you should include this place in your schedule, it's such an amazing trip digging into the past and great tradition of Bahrain.

Thank Laila A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is a traditional tourism attraction were you enjoy the history behind this fort and you can watch the Sunset from it which is a great experience.

Thank Talalloo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit, but sadly visiting hours is bad for photography as during the golden hours, you cannot enter into the fort. A walkway around is however still gives great views. The lighting at night make for very dramatic photos.

Thank sxp3955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place with mesmerizing structure depicting history. Ideal place for people looking to find out history of Bahrain.

Thank 942rizwanh
Reviewed 8 June 2018

its on the UNESCO LIST of heritage sites, also known as as "Qalat Al Bortoghal" meaning: "Portuguese castle

Thank Sanjeev G
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The site is actually a compmex of 4 by the sea. 1st one is the 5000 years old Dilmunian city. 2nd is the 1400 old islamic fort. 3rd is Qalat al Bahrain (fort of Bahrain) that is 500 years old Portugese styled from the portugese...More

Thank Hussain M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Bahrain port well worth a visit. It would cost you 3-4 donars from Manama by taxi. You do not have to pay any entrance fee. The excavations held in XX century showed that Bahrain island is inhabited for at least 4.000 years.

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Good place for a walk with kids. Well maintained and clean. The beach near by was not as good as expected.

Thank RoseJerry
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is know for Local as "Qalat Al Bortoghal" meaning: "Portuguese castle", in the night whenever the weather is pleasant, you can relax by walking around it in a romantic atmosphere.

Thank Hussain S
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This was a ruin when we last visited 30 years ago. It has now been restored and looks very imposing.

Thank Hilary O
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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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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
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Response from mdva590623 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed no entrance fee
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