Best things to do in Beirut
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Located on Mediterranean Coast of Lebanon, Beirut is a city full of life, history and culture. The history of this economic hub and capital city of Lebanon, dates back to 15th century BC, making it one of the world’s oldest cities. Beirut is the perfect amalgamation of East and West; while the city itself is located in Middle East its clubs and vibrant night parties give it that western touch. Beirut is the largest city of Lebanon, but the country itself is small to the extent that you can travel from one destination to another in no more than two hours. Visit the shopper’s paradise, Beirut Souqs, where you can buy a variety of things from mid range to designer brands. What’s more, you’ll be flabbergasted by its structure and design which is nothing less than an architectural masterpiece. Treat yourself with another architectural wonder by visiting the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and admire its interior with excellent calligraphy. Discover the history and culture of Lebanon, by exploring the Beirut National Museum, which contains many artifacts including different sculptures and statues. Don’t forget to visit Martyrs’ Square to see another significant historical landmark of Beirut, this monument was built to honor those who were martyred during Ottoman era.
Beirut Souqs not only offer a chance to shop a variety of things but its magnificent architecture itself is a reason to visit it. Reconstructed after the Civil War, Beirut Souqs offers everything from antiques and pets to designer stuff and much more. You won’t think twice why Beirut is touted as one of the Fashion capitals of Middle East once you explore the vibrant Beirut Souqs.
Learn the rich culture and history of Lebanon in Beirut National Museum, which was destructed in Civil War and rebuilt in 2011. This archeological museum has about 100,000 artifacts related to history and culture of Lebanon including different sculptures, pottery, spearheads and flints form prehistoric era, the sarcophagus of Ahiram and much more.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and looking for a place to relax, the Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, Beirut, should be on top of your list. Enjoy the beautiful views of nature in this peaceful place and get the most of it by experiencing one of the best sunsets in the world. Several restaurants and bars are also there to serve you some delicious food.
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque is not just a place of worship but an important tourist attraction in Beirut. Situated in the downtown Beirut, this mosque is also known as ‘Blue Mosque’ and was opened in 2008. Enjoy its exquisite architecture and elegant interior with amazing Islamic calligraphy.
Gemmayzeh is surely a hidden gem of Beirut and a must visit place. Not only does it have various restaurants, bars and cafes but also some excellent buildings from French era as well and you’ll definitely enjoy the street art when you roam through the streets of this neighborhood.