These Two Iconic Lebanese Sites Are At Risk Of Being Demolished!

As much as Beirut is modern, it also has a nice traditional touch that makes its architectural scene unique compared to other cities.

It is no secret that Beirut’s heritage is under threat. For a long time, Beirutis have been witnessing the destruction of traditional houses that are the signature of Beirut’s beauty.

Unfortunately, Heneine Palace and Dalieh of Raouche are among the 50 selected sites worldwide listed on the 2016 World Monuments Watch List. The sites that are on this list are at risk of being demolished either by the forces of nature or the impact of social, political, and economic change.

Dalieh of Raouche has always been a place for gathering, socializing and making memories!

This is how it looked before:

And this is how it looks now: Heneine Palace, also known as Dahesh Palace, is one of the most remarkable buildings in Zokak el-Blat, once a bourgeois garden district outside the old city walls of Beirut. Moreover, it has a remarkable interior design. The Dalieh Campaign and Save Beirut Heritage have designed a program to raise awareness about the danger that these two sites are facing. The program, which will last for 4 days, is called “Heritage Watch Day: Dalieh of Raouche and Heneine Palace”. The events: (May 18- May 21)

  • talks and public discussions
  • site-specific artistic interventions
  • exhibitions
  • school workshops and site visits
  • concerts
  • food markets
  • street fairs

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for more information about the series of events! If you care about our heritage, make sure to spread the word! Have a minute to take our quick survey? We’d appreciate it:

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