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What to see in Beirut

Beirut Attractions


Beirut is uncommonly blessed with its wide range of sights and activities - and is truly able to cater to any tourist's every whim. If you're a culture junkie, be sure to check out the National Museum of Beirut, which houses some important archaeological artefacts; and the Temples of Baalbek, the world's finest surviving example of Imperial Roman architecture. If languishing on the beach is more your thing, you can do that at Ramlet el Baida (the city's sandy beach) - and if you're more of an adventurous holidaymaker, you can go skiing on nearby Mount Lebanon, go snorkelling among shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea, or hike up to the Our Lady of Lebanon statue in Harissa. Whether mixing with locals on the Corniche at sunset, browsing some of Beirut's cosmopolitan shops and restaurants, or exploring the incredible underground cave network of the Jeita Grotto, you're sure to be blissfully busy while on holiday in Beirut.


Al-Omari Mosque

One of the biggest and oldest mosques in Lebanon, the Al-Omari Mosque in Beirut is a worthwhile tourist attraction, boasting…

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Beirut Hippodrome

The Beirut Hippodrome (or officially, the Hippodrome Du Parc De Beyrouth) comes highly recommended by visitors to Lebanon's…

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Hamra Street

If Beirut is indeed the 'Paris of the East', then Hamra Street is surely its version of the Champs Elysées. Known…

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National Museum of Beirut

The National Museum of Beirut - located in Museum Street, in the heart of the city - has a history that is almost as…

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The Corniche

Encircling Beirut's promontory, the Corniche is a seaside promenade and pedestrian walkway that constantly throngs with…

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