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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 May 17, 2017 via mobile

In the desert heat of the Middle East and visiting this site was exhausting. I was sweating buckets by the time I walked around the fort!! But, it was definitely worth it!! It was amazing to see parts of the structure that was there in...More

Thank Krystal F
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Had heard a lot about this place and wanted to visit for a ling time. We visited last weekend. It's a beautiful place. I would say a must visit for sightseeing. It's a great place to take pictures. Mustafa.

Thank mustusb
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Lovely to see such a well preserved fort . So good to walk around with free entry and to look across the bay at the skyscrapers.real old meets new.lovely coffee shop too.would recommend a visit.

Thank jan c
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

When you go to bahrain you wouldnt expect a place like this, so much history and the opposite of all sky scrapers in the city. Would advise to visit to learn more about the culture and history.

Thank Ronnielondy
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Though we went here to see this fort, which is about 4 miles from Downtown Manama, we soon learned that the site's true significance rests with what has been uncovered during archaeological digs.The fort itself went up in the 16th century as a military fortification...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This was the best of the forts in Bahrain. Very well preserved and maintained. I was amazed to see the maintenance done on it. Very nice place for an outing, or a jog. People were coming with their horses around the fort as well. Must...More

Thank thedesertwanderer
Reviewed April 29, 2017

It is one of the tourists' spot in Bahrain. It is located on the sea shore and still strong in condition. The government is protecting the fort which was said to be constructed in hundreds of years ago.

Thank Kamalapathi
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a very large and interesting archeological site with the main attraction been the fort and the museum. The fort is quite large and Impressive and it is almost empty so you feel like a real adventurer. The site has been inhabited since de...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

In the day time it's nice to have a wander around, see what a fort really is. I understand they want to keep the originality but to make it more of a tourist attraction with interaction, they should replicate what it may have been like...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Great place to spend a couple of hours wandering around at your leisure. Relaxed, chilled and plenty to look at. Would recommend a visit for sure!

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We are staying in the Diplomatic area and were hoping to visit the fort using the local bus. Any advice of bus numbers and where to get off the bus and walk would be appreciated. Thanks.
April 16, 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
Are we allowed to bring our dogs for a walk around the fort?
April 12, 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
How much is the entrance fee?
March 3, 2017|
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Response from mdva590623 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed no entrance fee
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