Place des Martyrs
Place des Martyrs
3.5
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This large, open square is the heart of modern Beirut. Although not particularly pretty, there are some interesting buildings on the square including the main mosque. Be careful when visiting as this square is where demonstrations are usually held.
Written 5 January 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK476 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
In general Beirut downtown disappointed me a little bit. A lot of places is destroyed by the frequent protests which had happened here. This square was supposed to be one of the most beautiful and most representative. Sadly, you can see some bullets holes and a lot of rubbish. It is a proof of dynamic history but I wish I could see Beirut which was described in the past as 'Paris of the Middle East'.
Written 19 February 2020
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Loulwa
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
A historical place for the Lebanese Independence, and lately have been a place for political symbols of freedom and revolution as well.
Written 27 January 2014
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WassimSyr
Doha, Qatar39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
Place des Martyrs or "Sahet el Shouhada" is the most important historical monument in Beirut located in the heart of downtown district, the beautiful central statue is the work of Italian sculptor Renato Marino Mazzacurati and it commemorates Lebanese nationalists who were hanged during WWI by the Ottomans
Written 11 November 2014
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Travelaround59
London, UK2,032 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
The statue and the place is supposed to be a poignant reminder of the civil war that engulfed Lebanon for 15 years but...is stuck in traffic and parked cars and you can’t even go near by so again what is the point of it? Maybe a more discreet and quiet spot (or maybe making the place quiet?) will allow people to reflect and cry on the deaths of the civil war. Hit and miss really!
Written 9 October 2019
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Martyrs’ Square in Beirut is a very special place to visit as it contains so much history beautiful sights and buildings. To one side there is the famous: Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and in the center is a very interesting and large statue called “The Martyrs”.
There is ample parking so simply parking your car you can easily walk around the entire Martyrs’ Square in less than an hour.
When one walks around the Martyrs’ Square in Beirut your mind can think back about the numerous rallies and demonstrations that had taken place within this famous square.
It is newly rebuilt, but yet contains a lot of history and sites to visit.
Written 3 May 2019
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Bede46
Hull, MA163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Apparently the statue to the martyrs of the 1915 Rebellion against the Ottomans was damaged during the 1975-1990 civil war. The monument was sent to Italy for repair and now is nearly whole with just an arm missing, I believe.
Written 16 April 2019
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Walking the Beirut Souk
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This was taken in with the walk around by yourself to get "lots" that you sudden upon that you are already there in what they call the "Martyrs Square"
Written 14 April 2019
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samwel n
London, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
This place takes you back to the Lebanese civil war, it reminds that war does not bring anything other than destruction.
The status are very beautiful. One of them is without a hand , very emotional indeed
Written 9 June 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,510 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
At first I thought to statue was there to commemorate victims of the Lebanese civil war, but after some reading I understood that it symbolizes victory over Ottoman (Turkish) rule and honors Lebanese fighters who became martyrs after they were hanged. The bullet holes and shrapnel wounds are indeed a result of fighting during the civil war as the square was right on the demarcation line between East and West Beirut.
Written 18 March 2018
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