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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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  • 民间里称该城堡叫“葡萄牙城堡”。据说在历史上葡萄牙曾经占领巴林一段时间。 参观该城堡最佳时间是春秋季节。夏天天气热的时候,当地的海水有污染,海水有气味。冬天那里风很大,走路都很困难。 城堡边上有咖啡馆,风平浪静的时候,坐在户外看风景也是最佳选择。 夜景也很独特,有点鬼魅有点神秘。 要购买门票。不过早上很早和晚上晚点的时候好像还可以在外面走走,看看风景还不错。 
  • By Aira (10 yrs old) This is a spectacular ancient site to visit.The site includes a museum, a fort, an excavation site and an archaeological dig. Don't worry about bringing a snack, a cafe is include...  more »
  • (Written by Zaina, 10ys) This is an outstanding fort built on a tell with lots of history behind it, as well as a beautiful view from the top. There are interesting designs everywhere you look which w...  more »