Welcome to Muharraq Island
Seen as the spiritual home of all things traditional in Bahrain, Muharraq still feels largely medieval with its narrow alleyways boasting some of the most beautiful historic buildings anywhere in the country. These include former royal residences and the wonderfully restored houses of wealthy pearl merchants. Muharraq is also home to many of the country's galleries and smaller museums. A day spent wandering through Muharraq's atmospheric backstreets is a true highlight of a visit to Bahrain.
Just over the causeways from Bahrain Island, Muharraq is the second-largest island in the archipelago, and its main city was the country's capital until 1932.