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Shaikh Abdulla Avenue, Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Walk around this traditional house near Muharraq souk to get the feeling of days gone by. Desert architecture and desing at this fine example of its era. Short drive from Bahrain Airport.

Thank marja2
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the Sheikh’s house. 1BD ticket price, hopefully being put toward restoration. Really quite interesting to see the construction and innovative use of wind tunnel “air conditioning”. The doors and carvings/lattice work were very interesting. The former grand mosque is right next door as...More

1  Thank AQflyer
Reviewed 20 December 2017

A well thought out concept and excellent implementation. With renovated traditional houses, there is a cafe's and library too. You can spend time walking through the aisles and popping in and out of the houses. Take a break and walk again to get the pulse...More

1  Thank Amit S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This house built at the end of the 19th century is a very great example of Pearl merchant Bahrain house, simple and magnificent in equal basis. Two floors and a lot of different spaces make it worth the visit

1  Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This beautiful historical house is a must see. I suggest reading up on the history to get a full appreciation of the grounds your walking through. I took my 5yr old and we had a great time. It's 1BD for entrance. Defiantly going again.

Thank GypsylifeCK
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Frankly, after seeing places like the Alhambra in Spain, this is thin gruel. However, it is of significance in its context of Bahrain, where almost anything old has been torn down and replaced with nondescript buildings.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 7 February 2017

nice historical building, but empty without signage: more information would be useful given the difficulty of getting there (in the middle of the old city - Muharraq), it is questionable to visit if pushed with time, choose Bahrain Fort as historical site

1  Thank Gabr_Docker
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited the house during late evening and the police man guarding the entrance was courteous. The nearby shop gladly offered the required change for the ticket against ice-cream cones. Night lights often transform a location drastically and this house was no different. Open centre courtyard...More

1  Thank SJBahrain
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Nice house to visit as part of the 'pearl trail'. The entrance is really cheap, only costs 1 BHD and for that you can see the interior and the description of the usage of rooms. However, be aware, that it closes at 2 pm.

Thank Nóra T
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Beautiful architecture, definitely worth a visit. It's a paid attraction, but the ticket price is very low (1 BHD). If you want to see typical arab architecture in a beautiful old building, this is the place to go.

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