Tripoli Old Town (and Gates)
Gate to the Old City in Tripoli © rafa
Bab Al-Bahr, Bab Zanata and Bab Hawara are the Old City's north, west and southeast gates. The old city is an open-air museum filled with beautiful old buildings and exquisite pieces of architecture from Tripoli's long and tumultuous colonial history particularly the Roman and Greek periods. Visitors are able to climb the city walls and the top offers up spectacular views of both the Old City and the rest of Tripoli. The top of the city walls also offer great photo opportunities for those wishing to capture the Red Castle in all its glory as well as the many minarets scattered across the skyline, especially those of Gurgi and Karamanli mosques.
Address: Tripoli, Old City