Bahrain has many tourist attractions with great historical significance. Bahrain Fort or “Qal’at al Bahrain” which was originally built by early settlers from 2300 B.C. is one such historical site that travellers can visit during their sightseeing tours. The importance of this fort is that it was used by many during the past for numerous purposes. This great fort was once used as the capital of the Dilmun Civilization and later as a Portuguese garrison and also as a trading port, a religious site as well as a residential building. During these different occupations of the building, it has gone through a lot of reconstruction and transformation.
This colossal fort has a square shaped structure which is made out of strong, high-quality stones. It is built out of an artificial mound which was 40 feet tall. There are four towers in the four corners of the fort and the travellers can also witness the ancient weapons, historical artefacts like coins, red tiles and a trench. There are holes created on the walls of the fort for shooting arrows and all these features of the site contribute to its great historical background as a great coastal fortress.
During ancient days, this significant Bahrain Fort was once a meeting point as well as the dwelling for all the businessmen and traders from different parts of the world. The place was used for all commercial activities and this union between the traders from all parts of the world with different cultural backgrounds was significant to the history of Bahrain.
Travellers holidaying in Bahrain can spend a whole day out exploring this great historical site. After a tiring day of sightseeing or business meetings, travellers always look for comfortable Bahrain accommodation to relax and unwind in amidst a luxurious setting. One of the top hotels recommended by most of the travellers to the city is Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain which is conveniently located, giving access to the city’s many significant attractions. Somerset offers well-appointed Bahrain serviced apartments with all modern comforts for all the travellers who are looking for a luxury stay in the city during their business or leisure trip to enchanting Bahrain.