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Museums of Beirut Day Tour
"Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Lebanon's vibrant history. The National Museum of Beirut holds countless treasures through which you will witness the living proof to the country's rich heritage. Mim gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arab precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum minerals and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Then we will head to Lebanon’s central bank Museum where you will know more about the central bank’s roles and responsibilities in keeping the stability of the Lebanese economy and financial system.The last destination is a walk in Hamra streets where we will encounter shops restaurants
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Glass Blowing Demonstrations in Safed
"Local artist Sheva Chaya tells her fascinating story of how she came from Princeton graduate to become the glassblower of Tzfat. She shares a bit of background about her paintings and glass work and then treats the audience to an exciting glass blowing demonstration in which she will make something special and colorful out of glass.Throughout the demonstration Sheva shares deep Kabbalistic concepts related to glass blowing and Tzfat. Participants are always impressed and fascinated by this unique and fun activity.""""See a live glassblowing demonstration! Local artist
From $95.00
 
"Private Tour: Nazareth
"Private Tour: Nazareth Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem""Leave your centrally located Jerusalem hotel or prearranged location in a comfortable private vehicle and drive north to Nazareth Jesus’ childhood home in the Galilean hills. As you travel chat to your guide about tailoring your itinerary to your interests perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.Arrive in Nazareth and head to the old quarter as you learn how the town became a bastion of Christianity as the story of Jesus spread
From $121.00

More Things to Do in Jbail

Church of St. John the Baptist

This church was built in Romanesque style, during the Crusader occupation, in 1115. When I visited, there was a concert for peace being broadcast live on Lebanese TV, which I sat down and watched. ...
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iwys
Apr 02, 2007

Crusader Castle

Raymond St Gilles built the castle after he captured Byblos in 1104. He used stones from the Roman ruins in its construction. The castle finally fell to Beybars in 1266. It is a solid, compact...
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iwys
Apr 02, 2007

Prehistoric Quarter

Near to the Crusader Castle, is the prehistoric quarter of Byblos. The site was uncovered in 1860 by the French archaeologist, Ernest Renan. There was a Neolithic settlement here an incredible 8,000...
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iwys
Mar 28, 2007

Well the Ruins at Byblos, duhhh

Byblos is the oldest continually inhabited seaport in the world and one of the World Heritage Sites. Over 15 civilizations have had ports here, the most destructive were the Crusaders who demolished...
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stappm
Jan 19, 2006

Byblos International Festival

in the summer they erect a venue amongst the ruins and have world renowned entertainment. It makes for quite a spectacular evening. This past year we saw Omara Putunda the Cuban Diva. Other artists...
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stappm
Jan 19, 2006

The Souks in Byblos

The Souks (marketplace) in Byblos make the day trip at Byblos complete. They surround the archeology site and sit at the base of St Johns Cathedral. The shop keepers are ready to haggle and you can...
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stappm
Jan 19, 2006
 
 
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View from the castle

The squared foundation in the middle is the ruins of Temple of Baalat Gebal, which is the oldest temple at Byblos. It is from the 4th millennium BC. The temple was important until Roman times.Close to...
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MalenaN
Apr 24, 2005

The Crusader Castle

When you are going to explore the historical site the Crusader Castle is a good place to start at, as there is a beautiful view over the area and the sea from the roof.When the castle was built in the...
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Apr 24, 2005

The archaeological site

The entrance fee to the archaeological site is 6000 LL (June 2002). Here there is a Crusader Castle, an Ottoman House and several ancient ruins of temples and a Roman theatre. The site lies...
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MalenaN
Apr 24, 2005

The harbour

The harbour might be one of the oldest in the world. From here the famous Lebanese cedar was shipped to other towns during ancient time. There are small fishing boats and a few boats for sightseeing....
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MalenaN
Apr 24, 2005

New and old

To the east of the highway is the modern town of Jbail. On the other side, on the slope down to the see, is the old picturesque town with small shops, the harbour and the archaeological site. Old...
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MalenaN
Apr 24, 2005

Go swimming

Lebanon doesn’t have many public beaches. Just south of Jbail (Byblos) there are the sandy beaches Tam-Tam and Paradise. To go here from Beirut you can take a bus going north from Charles Helou...
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Apr 24, 2005

Roman Theatre

The first Roman theatre was built here in 218 AD. It has since been rebuilt to one third of its original size.
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Apr 05, 2007

Ottoman House

Apart from the castle, one other building dominates the site of old Byblos. This is the only house left standing from the Ottoman settlement which covered this site in the 19th century.
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Mar 30, 2007

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"Byblos - Jbail"
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"Jbail - ancient Byblos"
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"Byblos: Marlon, Frank and Bridgitte were here"
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"Jbail - Byblos"
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"Byblos (Jbail) A town with old glamour"
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