Pigeon Towers are a wonderful example of traditional Islamic architecture and ingenuity. They were designed to collect pigeon droppings, which was used as a fertilizer for farming. A design dating back to several milennia, these towers can provide housing for thousands of pigeons. The most famous pigeon towers in Qatar can be seen at the Katara Cultural Village.
Standing tall, near the Katara Mosque, the mesmerizing Pigeon Towers complement Katara's ideology of merging the grace of the past with the splendor of the future.
While the towers provide housing to thousands of pigeons, they have a very practical purpose. They have been designed to collect pigeon droppings, which make up fertilizer for local farms.
The Pigeon Towers at Katara Cultural Village reveal heritage from hundreds of years ago and is one of the most photographed structures in Doha.