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Shaikh Isa bin Ali House: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 12 May 2019

The house is pretty amazing in terms of the apparent size from outside and the spaciousness of it all once you walk around inside. The architectural details are really beautiful and it is actually possible to get lost as corridors and rooms wind around in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 3 May 2019

This is one of the most interesting sites in Bahrain! Such beautiful architecture and a fun walk. Great place to photograph your family.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019

This "house" is more like the traditional palace/fort anywhere in the Gulf. Except this one is completely gutted. Minimal signage, no decorations or furniture, it is just a vast, albeit impressively built, empty fort-house.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 13 March 2019 via mobile

It was lovely to visit an old building in the Middle East. All the countries there are building high rise, but here was a bit of history. It was interesting to see how they kept the houses cool pre air con. Our guide was very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

A beautifully preserved 219 years old arabic house/palace that was used by the ruler of Bahrain Shaikh Essa bin Ali Alkhalifa from 1869 to 1932, such a beautiful old arabic house that we are really lucky to have it still standing in Bahrain, it has...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 February 2019 via mobile

We booked an excursion with our cruise ship operator, which included a visit to this old historical home. It is in the old capital and from the top you can see the modern city of Manama. Very well preserved and interesting information given by our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

Located in Al-Muharrah this was the palac e of the ruleruntil 1935.Interesting to see the internal courtyard and the various rooms located around the courtyard.The wind tower is very well preserved as are some fine doors and archways.Not furnished but very interesting to see an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

We went with young children and they sure were bored. There’s no activities there for them. It’s interesting to see the architecture but nothing much else. Better for somebody who’s interested in architecture and culture. Not so much for a family holiday.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mingzy
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you love history and finding out how people lived in the past then this is a must see for you. The beautiful house is a living example of the architecture in years gone when the current amenities did not exist (e.g running water, air...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank roofus1010
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The house is for a former Bahraini king during 1920s, so it is basically a palace. It is square in shape with all rooms around an empty space. It is large even for Bahraini houses these days and it is well maintained. No guide, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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