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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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  • One of the rare Historical building in Qatar. Well maintained building, good for photography. Not much to see. Barzan Towers, also known as the Umm Salal Mohammed Fort Towers, are watchtowers that wer...  more »
  • 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 »

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