Located on a seaside reef in modern day West Riffa, the Riffa Fort is a much of a relic of the past. Today, the fort is a complex of silent walls and silent guns overlooking a coast for an enemy that may never arrive.
Built in the 1600’s, the fort was commissioned by the Persian Safavid Empire ruling from Iran. It was designed to be a stronghold against enemies that may invade Bahrain. Today, the fort is known as Sh. Salman bin Ahmed Fort. It is an architectural marvel and tourist location that showcases the relics of the past that very much shaped the culture and politics of the small island state of today. [Read more…]