Tripoli offers delicious street food, especially the traditional Kaak Bil Jebneh (Cheese Kaak) which is one of a kind. It’s not just a delight, it will give you the right energy boost to embark on an exciting day of discovery.
El-Mina port was a strategic trade point in the region since the Phoenicians and throughout history. It is a captivating spot to visit and walk through its corniche, its ancient alleys, and its charming houses.
Also known as Qala’at Sanjil or Qala’at Tarablus, the Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles is a landmark of Tripoli. It was built around 636 CE by the Crusaders, and is often described as one of the oldest constructions in Lebanon’s history!
If you want to check out an amazing religious heritage, visit the Mansouri Great Mosque, also known as The Great Mosque of Tripoli, a stunning mosque built during the Mamluk period.
Get to admire the Iconostasis of Saint Georges Church
Tripoli is also home to many beautiful churches of different denominations. Among them is the architectural masterpiece of Saint George’s Cathedral built in 1732. Its impressively beautiful Iconostasis is a must-see.
The church has also a collection of distinctive 19th-century icons
The Hammam Ezzeddine in Tripoli is an old Turkish bath, and a great place to discover breathtaking architecture, with a fountain in the middle, a stunning dome, and faded colors that reflect on the Hammam’s historical features.
See up close the stunning architecture of Al Shoker Mosque
One can’t visit Tripoli without checking the complex of buildings designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Oscar Niemeyer. Commissioned in 1963 for a World’s Fair event, the project came to an abrupt halt in 1972 at the onset of the Civil War.
The complex is part of the Rachid Karame Fairground and is totally Instagram-worthy from various spots!
If you and your loved one(s) want to taste the charm of Tripoli for many days, there are many guesthouses and hotels in the city, namely the gorgeous Beit el Nessim where you will get to feel authentic architecture! For more info, contact 03 308 156.