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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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  • Doha is a mosaic and every card is not a must but it helps to better understand this town and to enjoy it better, we consider that it is not full of sensational views
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  • Great to see what life was life for the pearl divers in bygone years. The architecture is interesting. Nice to climb up into the towers. Could be a bit difficult to find the right roads to get there.  more »
  • Excellent site to visit and be amazed. Two distinct towers which you can spot from the road and not miss.  more »
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  • Fascinating. Its feels good to visit a preserved historical place like this 😍😍
  • the two towers with the arab architecture.and from the top view is awesome.they have built it with more techniques.one of the historical place in qatar. it’s located near from city area so everyone can visit easily.
  • 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 fort to visit
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