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Qalat al Bahrain, Manama
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Explore layers of ancient civilizations and the remains of fortresses guarding the harbor at Qalat al Bahrain, a World Heritage Site boasting 5,200 years of continuous settlement. Spread across an artificial hill covering 17.5 hectares (43 acres), the area features spectacular archeological findings. The most richly documented settlement here was the capital of the Dilmun civilization, after which the fort became an entrepôt of many subsequent ones, including Arabic, Portuguese, and Persian. A museum with five exhibition halls details the history of the place, displaying over 500 artifacts excavated from the site. Pick up an audio guide in English, and afterwards relax in the waterfront cafe. See Qalat al Bahrain and all Manama has to offer by arranging your trip with our Manama trip itinerary builder.
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  • As usual, there are local stewards on hand to school you on the awesomeness that is this Country! Gentlemen will tell you tales of this fort that dates back to 500 AD, and bring you up to date, all wi...  more »
  • Add remnants from thousands of years ago is a Fort built. Excellent archaeological museum exhibits that are quite large and powerful, the mast sites in Bahrain. No bus stop nearby, so the Chief more over 30 minutes, I walked.
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  • I loved the bahrain fortevery corner is so nice,from 7th century to 21th century...if your traveler not complete tour past by bahrain fort