Beirut Among 7 Cities Around the World That Were Revived by Gentrification

Many cities were highly affected either by war, crimes, or even natural disasters. The Lebanese Civil War destroyed a lot of parts of Beirut. However, the city has been reshaped, and is currently one of the

world’s trendiest travel destinations

. Two neighborhoods in Beirut, which are Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhael, were saved by gentrification: artists have rebranded these areas that now have a unique identity. Have a look at other cities in the world that were revived!

Cape Town, South Africa

Woodstock neighborhood

Lisbon, Portugal

Mouraria neighbourhood

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Villa Crespo 


Manila, Philippines

Cubao Expo precinct 

Mexico City, Mexico

La Roma neighborhood

Tel Aviv, Israel

Florentin area

Beirut, Lebanon

Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhael

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Beirut Among 7 Cities Around the World That Were Revived by Gentrification

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