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Qalat al Bahrain

Karbabad Area, Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1756 7172
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Karbabad Area, Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1756 7172
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when you visit Bahrain. Although its quiet hard to find this secret location you can navigate it on to your GPS to locate this beautiful hidden gem right in the center of Manama. I truly enjoyed the fort because aside from the...More

Thank Leeyo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum costs 2BD (approx £4) however it is small and will take around 45-60 mins to see everything. That being said it is clean, well maintained and above all air conditioned. The fort is found by following a paved path from the museum. This...More

Thank CountDucky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around in 110°F isn't the most enjoyable experience no matter how great the Fort. But I'm sure in cooler months, this is one of the few places in Bahrain I'd recommend going. Of the Forts on the island, this one has an indoor Museum...More

Thank SolarSoar
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Impressive and beautiful place to visit, visitor friendly with signs and directions. Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Surrounding area does not reflect the true value and identity of this historical Fort and settlement. Recommend going close to sunset, to limit heat exhaustion,...More

Thank O7800LZdavidn
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Qal'at al-Bahrain is also known as the Bahrain Fort. it is an old Portugal Fort. You can learn about the history of Bahrain and spend an evening.

Thank pskale
Reviewed 27 June 2017

There are not many historical places to visit in Bahrain, so this one is a must see - with a tour inside in the morning, and a walk around at night, when the fort walls are beautifully illuminated.

Thank Olga_Sayan
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Like most people of Lusitanian descent, I was aware of the Portuguese colonial history of Bahrain. I was not expecting to see any remnants of it, so imagine my delight when I heard there was a huge fort within driving/walking distance of the hotel we...More

Thank Lena W
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This fort is a wonderful example of Bahrains history though there is not much visible historic text at the site. It's a great place to go for a walk late afternoon as the sun is setting. You get to see the coast-- not very attractive...More

Thank Gale L
Reviewed 15 June 2017

It was a nice experience. I remember visiting it on a school trip 35 years ago. So when I recently went again, it was rebuilt in the way it was originally done but I wish there was some text about its history and significance.

Thank Alhelaibi
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I found this to be the most interesting site to visit during my stay. It is of historical interest and I shot some interesting pictures of the old fortress facing the sea and the skyscrapers in the distance. Despite the heat and humidity it was...More

Thank John O
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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
Nosheen B
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
3 March 2017|
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Response from mdva590623 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed no entrance fee
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