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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. Our Doha trip maker makes visiting Barzan Tower and other Doha attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • There are two towers and a few small buildings in the area, you can look at them and into inside, ever to the top. If there will be some information table about towers, about some details, it will be ...  more »
  • Should be visited if you're doing a tour of the peninsula, but don't make it your only destination for the day. Interesting architecture therefore historically important in a place where most things a...  more »
  • Barzan Tower is a nice piece of Qatar history, however, dont put it on your top list when visiting Qatar. Its well-maintained monument and has a great history, but nothing else in there. You can make ...  more »
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  • Not an easy place to find however well worth the trip. I am not sure about the opening hours as I could not find any sign. Keep in mind that it can be really hot
  • It's one of the oldest buildings around, two fortified towere, has a Wikipedia article and is open to the public to explore. So in that way it's almost completely unique in Doha. However it's been recently rebuilt to the extent that you can't tell that its old and it's also absolutely covered in bird poop. Also there's zero information on site about its history or that of the area.
  • Nice quick visit attraction. Small but nice to see it!
  • One of qatar historical place
  • Memories of Old Qatar
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