The innumerable and rich archeological sites spread in every corner of Lebanon tell the story
of the many invading civilizations that once inhabited this beautiful land. The visitor is never
disappointed as each site reveals a particular phase in history, sometimes overlapping. One can
observe the ruins of a Roman Temple built on the foundation of a Phoenician worship site.
Other ruins from the Crusader and Mamlouk eras surface to reveal the grandeur of their
architecture.Take a stroll through the Beirut Central District (Solidere) and marvel at the most
elegant downtown in the world.
Along the way, discover the recently uncovered ancient Roman ruins that were left
exposed. Then, enjoy coffee and sweets at one of Beirut’s many parisian-style
Get some exercise by walking, jogging, roller-blading, or biking along the Corniche. Then
stop for a look at the Pigeon Rocks, which rise from the waters just off the coastline.
Spend an afternoon discovering Beirut’s National Museum, which has treasures of
prehistoric Egyptian artifacts, Phoenician statues and glassware, and Roman and
Afterwards, visit the art exhibits at the Sursock Museum, housed in a beautiful 19th
century Italian mansion.
Explore the city’s religious heritage by visiting its well-preserved mosques and
churches, built from the 12th to the 19th century.
Shop at one of Beirut’s unique artisan shops, selling high-quality Lebanese hand-crafts,
or look for trendy fashions along Rue Hamra, Verdun Street, or at one of the chic
Dine at one of Beirut’s world-class restaurants, and then party the night away at one
or several of the many hip nightclubs.
Test your luck at the Hippodrome Du Parc De Beyrouth (Beirut Horse Racing) or the
luxurious Casino du Liban
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