Between the mountains of the Aley district lies a small village called Sawfar. For history enthusiasts, it is a great destination since it still holds some of Lebanon’s oldest and most historical buildings and monuments.
Strolling through the village, imagining life in old Lebanon is quite easy.
Sawfar overlooks the Lamartine valley so that, wherever you stand, a great view is in front of you. It is a splendid town to visit and here are some things you will enjoy doing while there.
Still standing tall since 1880, this old railway station in Sawfar was previously bustling with life, connecting Lebanon to Syria. Built during the Ottoman empire, this station relays parts of Lebanon’s history. It allows you to imagine and visualize how life was at the time.
It is a perfect place for history and photography enthusiasts. It overlooks the Lamartine valley, making it a great spot to witness Lebanon’s great beauty.
This nostalgic palace was built in 1909. From the outside, it still holds its majestic, romantic stature. But its insides have been looted and wrecked during the civil war in 1975. It is still a great sight, a peek into the old Lebanon and overlooks a great view.
Walk Through the Halls of the Abandoned Grand Hotel
This beautiful corniche is one that overlooks the most beautiful sunsets Lebanon could witness.
Taking a stroll under the trees, and inhaling the fresh air of the mountain is a great way to relax and take some time out. It has been nicknamed “lovers street” because of its romantic atmosphere, especially when the sun is setting.
Listen to music as you cool down and have a drink, all while appreciating the breathtaking view of the Lamartine valley. This specific spot is located near the Corniche. For more information, please contact 71 775 591.
Sawfar is known for its beautiful scenery, architecture and its historical buildings. Many people head to the village specifically for beautiful pictures. Please contact +961 81 720 827 to get your professional photoshoot.