Al Manamah, Bahrain
Bahrain Fort Reviews
Bahrain Fort Mar 03, 2009
Recently appointed a world heritage site, Bahrain fort is a late mediaval castle on the site of the capital of Dilmun, a civilisation that predates the old testament. That makes it very, very interesting. At the moment, there is not much in the way of explanatory signs or audio tours. In some ways, it would be nice to have those things, because I had no idea (for example) what the grooves in the floor were or why some rooms were shaped like giant beehives. But there is a lot to be said for not having to battle past groups of tourists huddled round audio points and blocking your view of the thing that they are in front of, and somehow not actually looking at. In fairness, there are also indications that they might be developing the information side too.
The fort is golden coloured and beuatiful. There are great views of the distant skyscrapers of Manama, and it's next to the sea so there was a lovely breeze.
There is a visitors centre, but we kind of went in a back way and missed it.
I would definately recommend a trip here.
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