Riffa Fort

Sheikh Salman bin Ahmed Al-Fateh Fort, commonly known as Riffa Fort due to its location in Riffa, is an historic landmark and stands witness to one of the most important junctures in Bahrain’s history. Within its beautiful architecture lives the memory of the ruling family of Bahrain, the Al Khalifas.

A series of programs organized by the Ministry of Culture have brought life back to the fort and not only present a chronological history of the Al Khalifa family but showcase the interior space designed by the French firm, La Meduse and the local engineering firm, PAD, which took its inspiration from the fort’s history and people.

7 reviews

  1. Impressive fort, easy to visit and wander through its courtyards, peek into rooms. Beautiful vista towards a desert stretch, as the fort dominates the side of a hill. Nice café on site to chill out.

  2. It was built during the reign of Sheikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Fateh Al Khalifa in 1812, while another source claims that it was built during the rule of the Persian Safavid Empire over Bahrain during the 17th century.[citation needed] The fort was converted into a residence in the 19th century for Sheikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Fateh. Riffa Fort is now named Sheikh Salman bin Ahmed Fort and offers a splendid view across the Hunanaiya valley. With Riffa being home to the seat of government until 1869, this fort is of considerable historical significance.

  3. Very nice place nevertheless More.information regarding its origins and its history would be very nice as a tourist that goes and visit that place..to find out more about that place would be great

  4. A little piece of history over looking the valley. Suggest to include more info on it’s origin, purpose etc. Very well preserved. There is also a restaurant that operates within the Fort. Has a good sunset view point. Can explore inside the Fort. A good place for a visit.

  5. Awesome fort with loads to see really enjoyed looking around and seeing all the different parts of the area. awesome views all around as well

  6. Great place for historical photoshoot. No guide whatsoever so interpret everything on your own. Should take you about 10-15 minutes if just wanna see around.

  7. Great fort, with a restaurant inside. Must visit specially the saffron restaurant and view from this restaurant is outstanding

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Riffa, Southern Governorate
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