Things to do in Beirut

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Things to Do in Beirut


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  • Kanyakumari_11
    Madrid, Spain17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved the Mational Museum of Beirut. It helps you so much to understand the rich history of Phoenia. The wonderful sarcophagus of Ahiram, of Achilles, the Ford collection of sarcophagi; the Abduction of Europa mosaic, Tyre hypogeum, bull protome, Eshmun Tribune are a few of many interesting objects of this museum. I visited the museum before going to the different cities and archeological sites. Personally I would have visited the museum after to look at the exhibits with more knowledge.
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Samar A
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit. There are some shops where you can buy and some restaurants where you can eat well. I recommend it 100%
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • BecharaYen
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most exciting minerals museum in the world, in one of the smallest countries in the world. We visited twice within 6 months, and were lucky to hear the (super-passionate) founder, Salim Eddé, explain his adventures in acquiring many of the world-class pieces, as well as explain about their characteristics. Ticket entry left, symbolically, at Lebanese Pounds 10,000 or less than 15 cents.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • VinnieLondon
    Doha, Qatar12,741 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cathedral at time of visit was in the restricted downtown zone but as a tourist you could access. Cathedral open to visitors and beautifully decorated inside. Remarkable history. Must visit Beirut site.
    Written 25 June 2023
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  • Adam Jones
    Beijing, China190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice mosque - the most impressive I have seen in Lebanon. You may enter the mosque between 8:30 - 11:00 most days. The interior design is also beautiful with large chandeliers and mosaics.
    Written 8 December 2023
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  • Peter Slabbaert
    Bornem, Belgium1,178 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Beirut Corniche is probably one of most beautiful promenades if you want to make a long and relaxing walk. Starting at the Zaytunay Bay this promenade stretches out for several km's with some nice view points such as the pigeon rocks. Even during the cooler winter-month of december people love to stroll along this open area. We were lucky with the weather so for us it felt more or less like spring. Most enjoyable to watch the fishermen at the shore. Even when the evening falls there are still lots of people gathering together. There are a lot of new buildings but now and then you can find some older buildings in between which gives the environment a typical feeling.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • neeratraveler
    San Francisco, CA218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pigeon rocks are two very interesting natural rock formations. They are also known as Rock of Raouche. Raouche is an upscale area. It is nice to walk along the corniche and view them. I went there late afternoon but I believe that best time to view them is during sunset.
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • Hana A
    North Salem, NY22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Congested, careful walking as not pedestrian friendly when crossing the streets, but that is for all of Beirut. There were many great shops for buying tourist gifts and everything was reasonably priced. Also, places to snack are around.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • AB
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stayed in a hostel in this area, very chic neighborhood filled with many restaurants and bars. Walking distance from the new large mosque built in Lebanon. Highly recommend spending a night here with friends
    Written 10 November 2019
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  • Veronica G
    Schiedam, The Netherlands9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place - I could access it thanks to a Lebanese friend who guided me to visit the libraries. Very peaceful spots and a number of trees, a beautiful place.
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • Semaan D. Makary
    Ehden, Lebanon1,182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In 1912, the wealthy & prominent Lebanese aristocrat Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock built the private villa that now houses the museum. He decreed in his will that the villa be transformed into a museum. When he died in 1952, he bequeathed the villa to the city of Beirut. The museum opened in 1961, directed by Amine Beyhum, with an exhibit of works of contemporary Lebanese artists, setting a precedent for cultural events in Beirut.

    The Sursock Museum building exemplifies Lebanese architecture, with its Italianate (specifically Venetian) and Ottoman architectural influences. It is one of the few remaining villas from its epoch in Beirut. It is located in the historic Rue Sursock in the Rmeil district of Beirut. The street is home to other mansions that were built in the 19th century by Beirut's most prominent families, such as the Sursocks and the Bustroses, even though this architectural heritage is threatened by developers and an almost-unregulated real estate market.

    On August 4, 2020, the museum sustained significant damage and some of its artworks were destroyed as a result of an ammonium nitrate explosion.

    The museum was restored thanks to the financial commitment of the Italian government, which allocated one million euro in May 2021. #beirut #lebanon #summer #vacation