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Arad Fort, Al Muharraq

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Explore Arad Fort, a 15th-century fortress built to monitor and protect the island. Today, it represents a great spot to take a strol, enjoy the views, have a drink, and take some artistic photos. Stroll around the site and reflect on the traditional architecture, which wasn’t altered during the fort's restoration in the 20th century; no modern materials, like cement, were used. See the four circular towers on the fort's corners, and peer down into the now disused moat outside the gates. From time to time, the fort serves as a venue for concerts and local festivals. Put Arad Fort at the forefront of your travel plans using our Al Muharraq day trip tool .
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  • Not allowed anywhere near the fort. Overzealous and uninformed security guards prevented us from even taking a photograph of the fort. One of the top sites to visit in Bahrain and public not allowed t...  more »
  • The fort is 500 years old, had renovation years ago and stopped. There is nothing much about the fort, unfortunately not even an explanation stands. The area around however is renovated into nice walk...  more »
  • Suitable for photography enthusiasts especially evenings and lovers of Antiquities recommend going to events that are held on site at the Spring concert culture and art from around the world in summer activities summer Bahrain something nice for kids
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  • We went to the summer festival. i don't know until when it's going to last but it was great place to go with your kids!
  • One of the main historical sites of Bahrain. Located near Seef Mall in Muharraq. Though it’s small, high on historic value. Very beautiful venue and park developed around it. Perfect for strolls and picnics. Ample parking spaces. Many cultural programs and events are organized by the Bahrain Government here.
  • Excellent piece of old architecture ..For people those who love old architecture don’t miss this place.
  • One of the well know historical sites in the Kingdom, definitely worth a visit, several cultural events are hosted on the fort site , I'd really recommend visiting Arad fort, you should also follow Bahrain's Cultural Authority on Instagram for their events calendar or through their website, most events are already paid by the government and well organized with world renowned artists
  • Old buildings and structures teach us about the history that happened before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in different times and different societies. These Architectural monuments cultivates pride of past and heritage , unfortunately Arad fort doesn't appear to be any of those descriptions . Entry was denied ? ( 21 Sep 17 ) reasons not known , no information about the fort can be seen anywhere . Seems like no interest to preserve the past glory and rich cultural heritage. It is a very tiny structure in comparison with other forts around the world still it has its own relevance to the society , wished it be maintained .
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