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Qalat al Bahrain, Manama

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Bahrain
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. Plan trip to Manama with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Definitely worth the visit. Cradle of Arab civilization. Very uncrowded. Good museum. You can wander around at your own pace with audio guide.  more »
  • my friends and I went here for the sunset and it has one of the best view. the place is amazing. no words can ever describe the feeling. Best time to visit here is in the evening.  more »
  • The best time to visit is in the evening. The view is amazing. Located close to the sea.Directions are give perfectly. I personally recommend everyone who is new to check out this place.  more »

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