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Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center, Manama

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#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Bahrain
Religious Site Tourist Spot
A visit to Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center allows you to admire the country’s largest mosque, and one of the largest in the world, dedicated to the founder of Bahrain. Over 7,000 people can worship here at one time thanks to the mosque's large surface area of 6,500 sq m (1,60 ac). The best way to explore and learn is to take a guided tour--available in several languages--which will lead you through the complex and tell you more about the history and customs of the area. Don’t miss the national library inside the complex, with over 7,000 books, including some incredibly rare old editions. Take a look at our Manama vacation planner to schedule your visit to Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It looks impressive and is aesthetic architecturally ... but apart from that there is really not much to it.  more »
  • I took a guided tour, it was very interesting because it explained about Islam, customs and rules of religion and how does a mosque, etc. Cultural, it's worth the ride. During pre determined the groups of people with a guide, was the difference, since all information was passed by.
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  • back half the Grand Mosque - large free space - it is possible the evening sun (gg. 17 h) enjoy - also point to running in the small district - the mosque - where many small restaurants are strung back half
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