Deir El Qamar is a breathtaking village in Chouf. It is admired for its rich history and mesmerizing nature.
The village was the capital and the residence of the Emirate of Mount Lebanon. It is home to many landmarks including the Fakhreddine Mosque, the Fakhreddine II Palace, and the palace of Emir Yusuf Shihab.
Deir El Qamar never fails to amaze us with its traditional feel and fascinating history.
The most iconic landmark in Deir El Qamar is the central square or the “Midane.” The signature fountain dates back to the 19th century. The square also contains the statue of Camille Chamoun who was the President of Lebanon from 1952 to 1958.
The architecture of the houses adds a charming feel to the village.
Deir El Qamar looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale!
The red roofs are the signature of Lebanese villages. It’s amazing how Deir El Qamar is preserving its heritage.
The narrow paved alleys are so charming!
Take a stroll in these alleys!
Located on a hill between Deir El Qamar and Beiteddine, Moussa Castle hides an interesting story behind it! Moussa Abdel Karim Al Maamari built this castle with his own hands to prove his worth to his crush who rejected him in school because he was not wealthy.
The castle contains figurines that portray scenes of the village life. It also features artifacts, gemstones, clothing, and 32,000 weapons. It’s a heritage museum where you can go back in time.
The Marie Baz Museum displays wax figures of prominent Lebanese people.
The gallery also includes beautiful artifacts.
You must try saj in every Lebanese village that you visit!
Specialties in Deir El Qamar include Ambariss cheese and Makhlouta Bi Keshek.
Visit this village if you want to learn more about the history of Lebanon and step back in time!