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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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  • Impressive, very well treated, and classified by Unesco as a world heritage site, this strongly reminds us of the Story: Ormuz and the presence of the Portuguese. Visit this site worth the visit to Bahrain.
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  • This fort is well worth a visit. Well kept and shows well the history of Bahrain. If you ask us with dot on 1 with regard to beautiful sights in Bahrain!
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  • The heritage is unique plus the hotel setup in the fortress is commendable. Can't go wrong with their service and courtesy.  more »