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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most center squarre in teh capital is left with no "squarre" . This is a statue that means alot for all Lebanese, Instead of managing the surrounding area appealing with enough place for visitors , say a park area , some benches and greeneries,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

Touching history, the holes from the bullets still there to remind people of the bad things war does to people, towns and culture. The place itself could be bigger and more interesting...not in the middle of traffic, rod and other construction works.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Right in the middle of downtown Beirut. Famous of the many sit-ins and demonstrations that happened through the square. The statue is really nice and must see when you visit downtown Beirut...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

One can see the lost arms and all the bullet holes in this statue. Worth a peek. Only two nearby buildings survived the onslaught.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anise2014
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

It seems this place is very special, however, it is not prepared for tourists. We couldn’t access the place as there is no pedestrian line or suspended bridge that would lead us to the square and I’m not sure if the place contain signs and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 22hussama
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A symbol of all the ones fallen. We found it difficult to access this place and statues as we had to cross a rather wide road with a lot of traffic. The statues are very close to the big mosque.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The Martyrs Statue deserves to be read about first and then visited. The bullet holes that remain from the Civil War, even after repairs, are poignant. The statue is easy to find but not always easy to get to. It sits in the midst of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dougm478
Reviewed 29 August 2018

So named to commemorate the martyrs executed there under Ottoman rule. The statues are riddled with bullet damage, inflicted during the civil war when the square was the demarcation line between the warring factions. Worth a visit and a good photo opportunity. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 6 August 2018

what I liked the most about Beirut is the contrast between old and new, between war traces and renewed old buildings. it shows the life and the courage of the Lebanese people and this is an important stop in any downtown visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kat0ua
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Just opposite to Muhammad Al Amin mosque this square and statutes were a treat to watch. However, like many under developed countries, you will feel a little litter, walk chalking and rough stuff around.

Date of experience: July 2017
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