The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago located in the Arabian Gulf. Although one of the smallest Arab countries in terms of area, It is a tourist destination for many visitors who go to enjoy its beautiful nature and learn about the historical places in Bahrain.
Historical places in Bahrain
The state of Bahrain is not only, as some believe, a rich economic country, but it is also one of the most important Gulf countries that contain the most important archaeological and tourist attractions, and in this article, we will review together the most important tourist attractions and archaeological sites in Bahrain:
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– Bab Al Bahrain
Bab Al-Bahrain is one of the most important archaeological sites in Bahrain, as it was restored in 1945 and renovated in the eighties. Bab Al Bahrain has a unique location as it is located at the entrance to the central business district leading to the Manama market. You can take your family and friends and visit Bab Al Bahrain, which gives you a wonderful opportunity to take wonderful souvenir photos of one of Bahrain’s most important monuments.
It is not like any other place you can visit, as the Manama market carries with it its fragrant history, as it is one of the most important tourist attractions in Bahrain and is visited by many tourists and locals because of its unique style and rich features of originality and heritage, and it did not stop there only, but it contains modern places Such as huge malls and famous brands. While you are touring the Manama market, you will be attracted by the smells of Gulf and Indian spices, and do not forget to try the popular clothes and popular foods, and do not forget to visit the Heritage Center, which contains many historical figures.
– Qal’at Al-Bahrain
One of the most important historical places in Bahrain, Qal’at Al-Bahrain is located near Manama and is intended to tourists as an important Historical and Architectural monument, especially listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The castle contains many historical monuments that tell about the history of Bahrain at different times, as well as excavations proving the existence of humans in this area since the beginning of creation, and visitors can take pictures of the memorial next to it.
– Al Khamis Mosque
Its importance is because it is the first mosque built outside the Arabian Peninsula, and it also includes the oldest minaret, dating back to the year 1085, while the eastern minaret is slightly newer. The mosque was built during the reign of Caliph “Omar bin Abdul Aziz”, and although the mosque was demolished due to time factors, it has been renovated and renovated several times as it is one of the most important archaeological landmarks in Bahrain. Because of this importance, religious rituals and celebrations were held, and it was equipped with educational schools to teach students the teachings of religion.
– Bahrain National Museum
The museum is the oldest in the history of the Arabian Gulf, as it has a distinctive stone facade and a wonderful view of a lake at the Sheikh Hamad crossing on the eastern corniche. One of the most important features of the museum is that it contains many artifacts dating back to 6000 years ago. The museum contains many different halls; each hall is a shrine, where there is a hall dedicated to archaeological sites that were collected from all over Bahrain, and halls dedicated to displaying various ancient local arts such as clothing, cooking utensils, and antique furniture. If you are a researcher, student, or tourist, you should visit the Bahrain National Museum to learn about the country’s ancient history
– Jebel Al Dukhan
It is the highest hill elevated in Bahrain at 143 meters above sea level. The southern part of the mountain is the best place for camping. The mountain is named because of the fog that hangs over it most of the year, and there are a number of caves.
Arad Fort was built on the ruins of an ancient Greek fortress by the Omanis, and it was taken as their main seat of government while they were in Bahrain Gulf or Arabic.
– Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Al Fateh Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Bahrain. This mosque was built in 1988. It was built of marble, glass, and teak. The most attractive thing is the dome of the mosque which is made of fibreglass and gives a wonderful view at night.
The mosque was built to accommodate 7,000 worshipers and is now a large Islamic centre with a library of more than 7,000 books, some of them dating back more than 100 years in various subjects such as Fiqh and Hadith, and many religious books and the numbers of Al-Azhar and Arabic Islamic.
– Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a tree that is more than 400 years old, and it is considered one of the most important tourist attractions in Bahrain that tourists come to. It is located two kilometres from Jabal Al-Dukhan and is located in a very dry desert area without any source of water, and this is the reason why it is called the Tree of Life or because it is among the dunes. Golden Sandy, and despite the research and studies that have been conducted on the secret of this tree, there is no scientific reason, and perhaps this is what made it a destination for tourists from around the world to see the miracle tree.
House of the Qur’an
The House of the Qur’an was established to serve the Noble Qur’an, and it is an Islamic museum, opened in 1990 since then it has been full of visitors from different parts of the world as one of the most important tourist attractions in Bahrain.
The museum includes many copies of the Noble Qur’an in many different manuscripts. Their number can reach 10 thousand manuscripts, and among them, the most important copy is the one that was written during the reign of Othman Ibn Affan.
The museum was built in the old Islamic style, and it consists of several halls, the most important of which is the Hall of Makkah Al-Mukarramah.