This tower is one end of the old Church of Mary Magdalene. The rest of the church (save foundations) was destroyed. These days the structure goes by the name “Buda Tower” because it’s a tourist attraction one can use to see the city from on high. The structure dates back to the 13th century.
The Msheireb Museums consist of four heritage houses that each have a different theme. The Company House (a.k.a. House 2) shows visitors what life was life for those who worked in the early days of oil and gas in Qatar.
The others are:
Mohammed Bin Jassim House (#1): Shows the historical development of the Msheireb District.
Radwani House (#3): Shows what a Qatari household was like back in the 1920’s.
Bin Jelmood House (#4): Describes the past and present of slavery, globally, and advocates for an end to the practice.