Now part of Manama and connected to it by three bridges, Muharraq originally was a separate town on the smaller island opposite Manama. It served as Bahrain’s capital until 1923.

Demonstrating its important past, apart from the Bin Matar House, Muharraq hosts several more renovated historic mansions, some of which now have a cultural function, such as the Mohammed bin Faris Sut Music House, the Abdullah Al Zayed House for Bahraini Press Heritage, and the Ibrahim Al Arrayed Poetry House.


Written by: Neil Last modified: 9th Jan 2013
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