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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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From luxurious five-star and boutique hotels, to upscale chains and resorts, Doha offers some of the best high-end accommodations in the region. You can find more affordable hotel and hostel lodgings near Souq Waqif, a traditional bazaar, centrally located and offering easy access to the Corniche promenade and other downtown attractions.
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  • Love this location. Dramatic angles, excellent light and shadow contrasts for photographers. Beautiful antique doors. When we visited, the inside was empty. Don't know if items will be placed inside a...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Fun place to spend time and tk some snaps, dissapointed coz its closed. Hope to have a look inside oneday soon. Hade great fun...  more »