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Qal'at al-Bahrain: Tours & Tickets

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Karbabad Area | Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
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All reviews audio guide portuguese fort a unesco world heritage site beautiful fort fort walls site museum information boards historical place small museum nice walk worth a visit seef district walk around ancient history entrance fee great place to visit nice place
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved the Bahrain fort ! Also known as qalat al bahrain Oldest military fortifications It you are a historical person it’s a must visit guys But do not forget to wear those flats ! You have to walk a lot to reach the top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at sunset! Best time as the heat was less. Wonderful to walk around the whole fort to see the extensive historical place. A must when visiting Bahrain.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SallyP500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on a day tour so didn't get long to visit. A quick whistlestop tour. Interesting to pop in to. Would liked to have stayed longer.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gazzamuppet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t know hardly anything about the pre European history of the area which I do now. The museum is a great place to start your visit followed by a walk around the fort. Everything has been well maintained and information boards are very helpful....More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank smackinlay
Reviewed September 11, 2019

I visited this place many times and every time, our guests love it, however, it is not advisable during the hot days of July and August. its also advisable to go with a guide or read the history before hand, not much information is available...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nafha M
Reviewed August 31, 2019

The Qal'at al-Bahrain was a beautiful surprise, with a growing number of exhibits resulting from archeological discoveries from the Fort and the immediate area. So it's not just history going back to the Portuguese occupation and construction of parts of the Fort, but to earlier...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank grcopley
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Nice friendly staff Very hot when we visited make sure u take plenty of water. Lot of history must see

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Rich in culture and history of Bahrain, a must see for tourists. You can wander inside the fort ruins and explore. Would recommend going with a tour guide to get the full experience. It does get extremely hot inside the fort during summer so make...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Few would imagine that modern Bahrain has such a rich past as well - the fort gives an opportunity to glimpse into distant past of 5000 years Dilmun civilization that prospered in the region - the well excavated fort and well extracted antiques provide an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank SafiJannaty
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

A nice historical place to visit. Also good to take a stroll as well. A peak at Bahrain 2,000 year old history. The place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free entry. Visit in the afternoon, sundown view at this location is worth the visit....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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TigerLilyReading
April 16, 2017|
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Response from alisdairt | Reviewed this property |
not to sure where the diplomatic area is, but very poor public transport. you can take bus number 5 from Manama, then walk half an hour to the site. The fort is also easy to reach via car; it’s a 10-minute drive from central... More
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Nosheen B
April 12, 2017|
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Response from prpWolves | Reviewed this property |
I too am unable to say yes with any confidence! I can say I didn't see any staff while on my tour, and horses were risen around the area openly! I can't see why not as long as owners are respectful with dog waste... I have... More
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Maps476171
March 3, 2017|
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Response from mdva590623 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed no entrance fee
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