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Historical places in Bahrain: Historical Tour in Bahrain

April 21, 2021

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 to learn about the historical places in Bahrain.

Historical places in Bahrain

Historical places in Bahrain offer some wonderful images with their magnificent architecture, let’s explore the highlights of Bahrain:

 

– Bab Al Bahrain

Bab Al Bahrain

It is one of the tourist attractions that attract many tourists and visitors to the Kingdom. It is an ancient archaeological gate that was restored in 1945 to bear all the details of the Islamic character rich in inscriptions and Qur’anic verses in the magnificent Arabic calligraphy. It is one of the most beautiful markets in Bahrain having a large number of stalls lined up to sell vegetables, fruits, clothes and handicrafts, and the best gold and pearls jewelry.

Bab Al Bahrain is located at the entrance to the Central Business District. The main entrance to the Manama market is the Bahrain market. The location is very suitable for taking souvenir photos next to this important archaeological site. There are many activities at Bab Al Bahrain, Such as the Popular Products Show, which showcases many handmade products such as clothes, baskets, household items, and popular candy brands.

Bab Al Bahrain

– Qal’at Al-Bahrain

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 important Historical and Architectural monuments, 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.

Qal’at Al-Bahrain

– Al Khamis Mosque

Al Khamis Mosque

The mosque is named in relation to the area where it was built, It is one of the oldest historical Islamic mosques in Bahrain. The mosque was built in the Islamic style. It contains two minarets standing at the corners of the front corners and has limestone slabs and the material used in the construction is wood and stone. Al-Khamis Mosque in its early times was of paramount importance as a place for religious rites and ceremonies, it was equipped with a school for teaching religion and accommodation for students.

Due to its historical location, the mosque has been restored several times in order to preserve it as a significant impact of tourism in Bahrain.

Al Khamis Mosque

– Bahrain National Museum

Bahrain National Museum

Opened in 1988 to be the first National Museum in the country with a history of more than 5 thousand years, the museum is a masterpiece of architecture and a wonderful collection of artifacts and heritage, manuscripts, books, and paintings.

Bahrain National Museum

– Jebel Al Dukhan

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.

Jebel Al Dukhan

– Al Areen Wildlife Park

Al Areen Wildlife Park

40 minutes away from Manama Center is Al-Areen wildlife park is one of the best tourist activities in Bahrain. It was established in 1976 in Sakhir and it is the favorite place for Bahraini families to enjoy nature and there are many restaurants and hotels around the reserve. This park is annually attracted by a great number of visitors.

Al Areen Wildlife Park

– Al Fateh Grand Mosque

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 fiberglass and gives a wonderful view at night.

The mosque was built to accommodate 7,000 worshipers and is now a large Islamic center 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.

Al Fateh Grand Mosque

– Tree of Life

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is more than 400 years old and is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Bahrain. Located in the midst of the desert without any source of water.

This tree is one of the wonders that visitors come from all over the world to see the miracle tree, where the number of tourists annually visits 50,000 tourists.

Tree of Life

– Bahrain World Trade Center

Bahrain World Trade Center

It is one of the most beautiful commercial centers in the Gulf, with a height of 787 feet above the ground. Located in the capital, Manama, It is a twin tower trade center connected with each other by a bridge. There are also three wind turbines to provide electricity for more than 300 houses. It also has the largest malls in Bahrain and many restaurants, cafés, and entertainment places. The Bahrain World Trade Center won two prestigious awards for the best architectural design.

Bahrain World Trade Center

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 and 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.

 

Khalifa bin Salman Park

One of the tourist attractions in Bahrain, and visitors do not stop there, as it is a center for entertainment and enjoyment of the charming nature, green areas, and the picturesque view of the Gulf, which gives it distinction and privacy.

The park is located near the bridge connecting to Muharraq Island in Manama. Expatriates enjoy the park enjoying a panoramic view of the capital through a tower inside the park with a height of 45 meters, and enjoying entertainment on the seashore. The park has an artificial lake for practicing some water games, and a children’s play area There is also a walking and cycling trail.

 

The Chinese Market, Dragon City, Bahrain

Dragon City in Bahrain is part of the giant residential project Diyar Al Muharraq, which was established in 2015 and is distinguished by its charming beaches on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. The city was designed in the Chinese style with its delightful colors. As for the commercial complex in the city, it includes 787 commercial units, and the complex was divided into four main sections, and each part was allocated to a type of product according to the colors. The red color section is concerned with children’s requirements for all ages, and the green color for construction equipment and its requirements and materials used in construction, and The yellow color has been allocated to shops selling mobile phones and accessories, Dragon City means shopping tourism and one of the reasons for tourism in Bahrain.

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