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The city of Byblos has constantly been inhabited since the sixth century BC. The actual town is made up of the old town, surrounded by medieval walls along with the modern town that progressively expands towards the mountains.
The fishing port, built during the Neolithic period, was shaped by diverse civilizations as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Fatimides, Mamelukes and Crusaders, leaving it with numerous vestiges. The old town’s archaeological site, with its impressive location diving into the sea, reveals all the relics of its 8,000 year-old history.
Entering through the crusaders’ castle, you can successively visit the obelisks’ temple, houses’ foundations dating from 3200 to 2000 BC, a royal necropolis and some sarcophagi. Near the archaeological site, lays the old Jbeil. The medieval walls, perfectly preserved, offer an ideal example of traditional architecture.
Byblos’s port and lovely alleys induce long charming walks where churches, chapels and houses are waiting to be discovered.
Lebanon Tourist Attractions
Situated on the Beqaa plain, Aanjar is the site of the only Umayyad city in Lebanon. It was built from 705 to 715 and many well conserved ruins still remain. More info about Anjar...
In the Beqaa valley, undulating in the magnificent landscape opens up the ancient city of Baalbeck. This site is categorised in UNESCO's world cultural heritage sites, and has a high degree of preservation. More info about Baalbeck...
Outstanding and mysterious, shady and giving, Beirut is a city which provides and conceals simultaneously. Bursting with sunshine, Beirut is brimming over with life. From the sea cornice to streets swarming with people, the effervescence is constant.
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One of the most precious Arabic architectural jewels is the palace of Beiteddine. This historic monument comprises of two large courtyards: the “midane”, a vast rectangular place for visitors, and a smaller one for the royal private apartments, with a magnificent fountain in its centre.
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The city of Byblos has constantly been inhabited since the sixth century BC. The actual town is made up of the old town, surrounded by medieval walls along with the modern town that progressively expands towards the mountains. More info about Byblos (Jbeil)...
Deir El Qamar
Situated in the Shouf, Deir El Qamar is one of Lebanon’s best-preserved towns. With its impressive traditional architecture displayed in the numerous palaces and monuments across the area, it is considered as one of the country’s historical heritages. More info about Deir El Qamar...
Qadisha Valley (Holy Valley)
In north Lebanon, the “Holy Valley” spreads from Bcharreh to the coast. Classified under UNESCO's world heritage, its countless caves, chapels and monasteries as well as its luxuriant vegetation transformed it into the most famous natural site of Lebanon. More info about Qadisha Valley (Holy Valley)...
Sidon, capital of South Lebanon, has been mentioned in writings since the 14th century BC and was constantly inhabited. Since Antiquity, it has been one of the most flourishing ports of Phoenicia and the Mediterranean. Traces of this glorious past still hover in every street of the city. More info about Sidon (Saida)...
The Cedars, Arz Al Rab
Even though several regions of Lebanon shelter cedars forests, 'the Cedars' refers to the Arz-el-Rab massif, in north Lebanon. More info about The Cedars, Arz Al Rab...
As soon as you catch sight of the city, you cannot help but dream of the 'Arabian Nights'. Erected next to a cliff, Tripoli’s old town is an entanglement of alleys. The jewelers' souk, as well as the joiners and tailors shops, lay amid buildings of traditional architecture and sparkling hammams. More info about Tripoli...
From here, Princess Elissa fled to found the city of Carthage and cedar trees were offered for building Solomon’s temple, while Alexander the Great dived to a clear harbor and took the reins… More info about Tyre (Sour)...
Founded in the 18th century, Zahle, the village with red tiled roofs, was erected on the shores of “al Bardawni” river. Nowadays, restaurants, coffee-rooms and old houses flourish on each riverbank. More info about Zahle...
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