The martyrs’ monument commemorates the martyrs who spoke against the Ottoman rule in 1916. They were executed at the orders of the ruler Jamal Pasha. The statue was inaugurated in 1960 by the late President Fouad Chehab.
The Sursock Museum is one of the most renowned museums in Lebanon. It is the home of a large contemporary art collection which opened in 1961. The 8,500-square-meter museum was originally a private villa which was built by Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock. Its architectural style merges Lebanese and Ottoman designs making it a piece of art.
The 1930s clock tower was a gift from Lebanese-Brazilian émigré Michel Abed to the Lebanese Government. It’s now the jewel of the city! Souk El Akel is regularly organized there. Last year, the Municipality of Beirut organized a massive New Year’s Eve party at the square!
Beit Beirut, also known as The Yellow House or Barakat Building, is an authentic Lebanese apartment building that was affected by the civil war. Located on the former Green Line, Beit Beirut is now a museum that commemorates the Lebanese Civil War.
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