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Qal'at al-Bahrain, Manama

4.4
#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Bahrain
Explore layers of ancient civilizations and the remains of fortresses guarding the harbor at Qal'at al-Bahrain, a World Heritage Site boasting 5,200 years of continuous settlement. Spread across an artificial hill covering 17.5 hectares (43 acres), the area features spectacular archeological findings. The most richly documented settlement here was the capital of the Dilmun civilization, after which the fort became an entrepôt of many subsequent ones, including Arabic, Portuguese, and Persian. A museum with five exhibition halls details the history of the place, displaying over 500 artifacts excavated from the site. Pick up an audio guide in English, and afterwards relax in the waterfront cafe. Plan trip to Manama with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Very neat to walk around, quiet and you are free to explore. The museum and historical exhibits are very well-done and entertaining. I've actually gone a few times with new people and never been...  more »
  • From Seef Mall only 10 minutes drive. A beautiful old fort. New museum where you park up is a must to visit - entrance cheap. Fort great for photos. You must walk from museum main car park so...  more »
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