The Temple of Bacchus is one of the largest Roman temple ruins in the world. Also, it is so well preserved that carvings of lions and bulls are still visible. This temple is a model of Imperial Roman architecture. Baalbek is one of the most famous sanctuaries of the ancient world.
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.
The reserve in Ehden contains cedars and encloses 1,058 plant species which 40% of them are native plant species in Lebanon. This place is also rich with trees: 39 species of native trees have been identified.
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 in Downtown Beirut.
The 1930s clock tower was a gift from Lebanese-Brazilian émigré Michel Abed to the Lebanese Government. It’s now the jewel of Beirut! Souk El Akel is regularly organized there. Last year, the Municipality of Beirut organized a massive New Year’s Eve party at the square!
Qadisha Valley is a gorge that lies within the Bcharre and Zgharta districts in Northern Lebanon. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley has housed Christian monastic communities for many centuries. It’s now a destination where people seek peace, and where pilgrims pray. If you’re an adventurer or a photographer, make sure to visit the valley; it’s exciting and breathtaking!
The Sursock Museum is one of the most renowned museums in Beirut. 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.
This beautiful museum houses a breathtaking collection of mosaics from around the world!
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