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The Place Rocks

A small site of the beaten path, but worth the visit. Seeing the size of stones that people managed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nairobi, Kenya
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A must visit site!

This is the quarry of the Roman Temples and it is the biggest stone in the world. A must visit site... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rawan Y
Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small site of the beaten path, but worth the visit. Seeing the size of stones that people managed to cut back in the day is given context when you see this slab of stone.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the quarry of the Roman Temples and it is the biggest stone in the world. A must visit site when you go to Baalbeck.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rawan Y
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

It is said that this is the largest stone in the world. One the way to Baalback, it is in guarded place and it is worth having a look and taking some photo. Apart from this, there is nothing special about it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rezasattarzadeh
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The location is the site of the quarry from which the Roman obtained their stone to build the temples in the city. At the entrance is a coffee/gift shop owned by a very affable man named Abdul, who greets visitors with a free cup of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The story of the Roman quarry with the MOAR (Mother of all Rocks) is made human by meeting the shop owner who is responsible for the original cleaning and excavation of the site. It is mind boggling to consider how these monolithic pieces were moved.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dougm478
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I first went in 1975, the start of the awful civil war. Baalbeck was amazing. The entire old world in one. Streats wide enough, underground, for a chariot and horses to freely go bye. X I climbed the biggest single cut rock on earth, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bullous
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is one mother of a stone. But when you see it, that’s it, really. You gaze turns to the minarets of the Mosque of Khawla (which is a BIG must visit). The stones story, or rather the story of Abdul Nabi Al-Ali adds colour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RupertD1958
Reviewed 23 July 2018

i mean hen u see this giant rock, ur mind cant understand !! mind blobbing :) ... so many theories and so many stories about this Massive rock!!! just being next to it gives u a strange feeling and u cant help but open u...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank thetravellad
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is a huge stone supposed to be used in the foundations of Jupiter temple in Baalbeck (The city of Sun); it is not far from the temples, it gives an idea about the tremendous efforts exerted to bring the rock and stones and other...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ZiadA45
Reviewed 11 July 2018

On your way to the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, make a quick stop at the “Largest cut stone in the world” - actually now the third largest. A truly massive stone block that was left in a Roman quarry and covered with trash until...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jesstwiga L
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