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“Wonderful Calligraphy”
Review of Beit Al Qur'an

Beit Al Qur'an
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US$107.00*
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Bahrain Historical Private Half Day Tour
Ranked #8 of 67 things to do in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Beit Al Qur'an is located in the center of Manama, taxi drivers all know where to go. I was not sure what I would find, but numerous friends recommended Beit Al Qur'an as a place to go.
I was not disappointed. Such beautiful historic calligraphy it was like art. Numerous Koran's hundreds of years old in such good condition. Well worth spending a couple of hours here, but do not bring your camera as photography is strictly forbidden.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Very interesting place showing different rare types of the Koran and in different sizes, including several translations in russian, chinese, french,....A must-see museum! But it is not allowed to take photos inside.

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

If you like Islamic calligraphy this is the place to see. Open 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs. On thursday they have an half day and its closed on FRidays, the place is a onderfull collection of rare scripts from across the middle east, Indian Sub-continent, China & even Germany!!
Only one regret: photography not allowed inside the calligraphy halls

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

The exhibits on display were breathtaking and very well set out. Quite a small museum, but allow more time than you would think as the calligraphy does warrant close inspection.

Thank Nigel A
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Reviewed 26 November 2013


Beit al Quaran that translates to the House of Quaran …… A very simple yet ornate structure in the city area… holds some very historic Qarans that size from nail size to huge table size…. Observing the various scripts used and the various art forms within is really interesting… worth a visit. Need not spend more than an hour or so. Beit Al Qyaran also houses a small mosque which is worth a peep

Thank NavazKR
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