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Qalat al Bahrain at Manama
Qalat al Bahrain
Karbabad, Capital Governorate, Bahrain | 973-1756-7172
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Qalat al Bahrain Culture Site

One of the most important archeological exhibits in the Middle East, this attraction was once the capital of the Dilmun civilization. It dates back to 2300 BC and is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In later years a military structure was built on top of the ancient mounds where the city had been buried. Today the Fort of Bahrain is an impressive architectural monument, and there is an excellent museum documenting the historical periods.

Details

Prices -

$1.50

Hours -

Daily 8 am - 8 pm

Events

  • Museum Tours
  • Talks
  • Special Events

Activities

  • Culture & History
  • Museum
  • Archeology
  • Gift Shop
  • Cafe

FAQs

  • What types of exhibits can I experience at the Fort of Bahrain?

    This museum that opened in 2008 features five galleries designed around the enormous Tell Wall. There are over 500 items and artifacts on display that reflect the ancient history of Bahrain. Visitors can explore the museum with the help of an audio guide for a deeper experience.
  • What types of structures have been revealed during excavations?

    An artificial mound that represents thousands of years of human dwelling on this site is the main attraction here. Dating back to 2300 BC when people first inhabited the area, archeologists have discovered traces of residential, public, commercial, religious and military structures.

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Distance from attraction: 2.6 miles
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