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Barzan Tower, Doha

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Admire the traditional Qatari design of Barzan Tower, built in the late 19th century as a defense against Ottoman soldiers. The 16 m (52.49 ft) high structure originally featured coral and limestone walls measuring 1 m (3.3 ft) thick, and a four-layer roof consisting of wooden poles, bamboo strips, mangrove branches, and compressed mud. Tour the recently restored complex, which includes receiving rooms, a mosque, and a madrasa, while the surrounding area supports an interesting variety of wildlife. Using our international travel planner, Doha attractions like Barzan Tower can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Few months ago, I went for Barzan Tower, hardly struggled to get the location and find the place. A big shock to find that it was closed for renovation. Now it is more than 6 months and still the same...  more »
  • They are some ancient restored surveillance towers that were built in the 19th century, they are on the South side of the fortification.
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  • Beautiful spaces that reflect past an old country and urban country, wonderful buildings and beautiful that we saw him there is Barzan Tower, I wished to stay there.
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