Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Manama

Bahrain National Museum

Deservedly the country's most popular attraction, the National Museum is an outstanding introduction to Bahrain's history. The highlights of the collection, which is housed in a postmodern building with landscaping …
Top Choice Architecture in Manama

Bahrain National Theatre

Adjacent to Bahrain National Museum, this stunning architectural showpiece covers nearly 12,000 sq metres. It's the third-largest theatre in the Middle East and it's at its best up close. Seeming to float upon the w…
Mosque in Manama

Al Fatih Mosque

Built on reclaimed land in 1984, Al Fatih Mosque is the largest mosque in the country and is capable of holding up to 7000 worshippers. The mosque was built with marble from Italy, glass from Austria and teak from I…
Monument in Manama

Bab Al Bahrain

Built by the British in 1945, Bab Al Bahrain, the ‘Gateway to Bahrain’ and the entrance to Manama Souq, was originally designed by Sir Charles Belgrave. It was redesigned in 1986 to give it more of an ‘Islamic’ flav…
Museum in Manama

Beit Al Quran

With its wrapping of carved Kufic script, the distinctive Beit Al Quran is a fine example of modern Bahraini architecture. It houses a large and striking collection of Qurans, manuscripts and woodcarvings and functi…
Market in Manama

Manama Central Market

Malls have conquered Manama in a big way, but the antidote lies in this earthy vestige of Old Bahrain, located off Lulu Ave. Fruit and veg dominates the cavernous main space, and you'll rub shoulders with a broad cr…
Gallery in Manama

La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art

Showcasing regional and international contemporary artists, this beautiful space hosts regular exhibitions. The venue is a magnificent elaboration of a 19th-century Bahraini town house, with many features typical of…
Gallery in Manama

Al Riwaq Art Space

This small but dynamic space offers up some of Bahrain's best exhibitions, cultural events and film screenings and it's the heart and soul of the creative outpouring that has come to characterise the Adliya district…
Gallery in Manama

Arabesque Art Gallery

Tucked away in a quiet corner southwest of Adliya, this longstanding gallery exhibits the oils and watercolours of its owner, A Weheb Al Kooheji, who specialises in painting local Gulf architecture and street scenes…
Arts Centre in Manama

Crafts Centre Gallery and Workshop

Home to a variety of studios and workshops promoting the contemporary revival of traditional crafts, such as weaving, palm-leaf paper making, pottery and ironwork. All the work is for sale.