Beirut Things to Do

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  • 1. Al Omari Mosque

    The Mohammed Al Amin Mosque is a impressive mosque with blue domes, similar to the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. An imposing architecture just off Downtown Beirut, it's also the place where former Prime...

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  • 2. Al Amin Mosque

    Besides the architectural beauty and the fact that it seems to be the guardian of Beirut downtown, the Hariri Mosque has a strong political and social importance. It is called the Hariri Mosque (one...

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  • 3. Baalbek

    A must see - I believe it is the home of largest Roman Temple in the world. And the site was much larger then I anticipated (actually home to over 3 temples) and was a stop along an ancient trade...

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  • 4. Pigeon Rocks

    Located just off the western end of the Corniche are several natural rock structures/ arch known as Pigeon Rocks. You can also take a boat ride around the rock...

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  • 5. Reminder of War

    Perhaps one of the most iconic building in Beirut - Holiday Inn (or what is left of it) is a bitter memory of the craziness that happened during the civil war....

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  • 6. Place d'Etoile

    This is where the famous Green Line used to run along during the disastrous years of the Civil War. Since rebuilt and reconstructed, the place features cafes...

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  • 7. Eglise Saint-Maron (Mar Maroun)

    Dedicated to the founder of the Maronite sect, Église Saint-Maron (Knisset Mar Maroun in Arabic), lies at the edge Gemmeyzé and Saifi Village. It was likely...

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  • 8. Saifi village

    Saifi VillageSaifi Village - commonly referred to as Le Quartier des Arts, due to its numerous art galleries, antique stores, artisan shops, and specialty...

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  • 9. Towers of Beirut

    ) Marina TowersMarina Towers is a residential complex near the Beirut Marina desighned by firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Marina Towers is built on over...

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  • 10. The Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden

    The Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden is about 5,000-square-meter public garden in the Centre Ville area of Beirut The garden is named in honor of the...

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  • 11. People watch in the Place D'Etoile

    This square beside the parliament building attracts locals and tourists, many from the Gulf. It is fascinating to watch the mixture of conservative and...

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  • 12. La Guava - Have fun by the sea!

    What Lebanon and, in particular, the surroundings of Beirut don't come short of are resorts for a relaxing day (or more) by the sea!We chose La Guava as it was...

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  • 13. Chateau Musar - winery

    Chateau Musar is a very nice winery, close to Jounieh. Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old XVIIIth century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a...

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  • 14. National Archaological Musuem

    Leabanon's national musuem finally re-opened after 2 years of refurbishing in 1997. During the war , musuem authorities took every conceivable precaution to...

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  • 15. Les Souks de Beirut

    Les Souks de Beirut are not the standard oriental marketplace that you might expect. In fact, the entire experience is probably an allegory for all of Lebanon....

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  • 16. Le Serail

    The Grand Serail is the headquarters of government in Lebanon, i.e. the Prime Minister's Palace. For this reason, it is actually illegal to photograph the...

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  • 17. American University of Beirut

    American University of Beirut is perhaps the most impressive university or institution of higher learning that I have seen in the Middle East (I have yet to be...

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  • 18. Martyrs' Square

    Martyrs’ Square is not really a huge draw. It has been a bit neglected during the rejuvenation of the city, to the benefit of Sahet an-Nejmeh. Today, the square...

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  • 19. Roman Baths

    Beirut is city with a long history coloured by the arrival and establishment of various ancient peoples. The Roman Baths, which are found just under the Serail,...

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  • 20. Saint George Maronite Church

    Unlike the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, to the east of this church, the Saint George Maronite Cathedral near Sahet an-Nejmeh is actually an old building. It was...

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  • 21. Rafiq Hariri Tomb

    Beside the Mohammad el-Amin Mosque is the tomb of Rafiq Hariri and several other martyrs. This is not a permanent structure, but a large funerary tent that...

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  • 22. St. George's Orthodox Church

    St. George’s Orthodox Church is the largest Orthodox Christian Church in the downtown area. It is right on Sahet An-Nejmeh, so it can be hard to miss, although...

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  • 23. Lebanese Parliament

    The Lebanese Parliament is one of the buildings that faces Sahet an-Nejmeh and it is surprisingly unguarded, despite the heavy security in the entire capital....

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  • 24. Sahet an-Nejmeh

    Sahet an-Nejmeh, or Star Square, is the heart of Downtown Beirut. It is marked by a large clock tower in the centre of the square, at which you are likely to...

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  • 25. Raouché Rock

    Raouché Rock is the defining natural attraction of Beirut. The rock is also known as Pigeon’s Rock (Raouché is the name of the neighbourhood of Beirut; a pigeon...

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