Tourist Attractions - Beirut

Other sites to explore:

  • Roman and Byzantine Structures: The Group of Five Columns, Roman Exedra, Roman Baths, Four Corniced Columns,  The highly carved colonnade, and the Floor Mosaics.

  • Crusaders, Mamluke and Ottoman Structures: The Ottoman Military Hospital, Al-Omari Mosque, Zawiyat Ibn al-'Arraq, Amir 'Assaf Mosque, Amir munzer Mosque, and the Majidjiyyeh Mosque

  • Churches: The Greek-Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, the Greek-Catholic Cathedral of Saint Elias, the Saint Louis Church of the Capucins, the Evangelical Church, and the Maronite Cathedral of Saint George.


After several years of conflict, the Lebanese people have committed themselves to reconstructing the beautiful Beirut. Several construction projects were launched to re-build modern business and residential districts.  With its unique location between the East and West, Beirut is once more on its way to becoming a natural meeting point for international and regional seekers of recreation and business opportunities.
   
Several Museums can be found in Beirut. These include: The National Museum, the Sursock Museum and the Archeological Museum of the American university of Beirut AUB.
   
A refreshing walk by the Corniche in Beirut can be the highlight of your stay. One of the most popular avenues, the Corniche is full of famous restaurants and hotels, and has a remarkable view overlooking natural rock formations by the sea. The Roucha Rock is one of Beirut's milestones visited by all tourists.
   
Crusaders, Mamluke and Ottoman structures can be found around Beirut. The most famous ones are: The Medieval wall  from the Crusader and Mamluke times, the Crusader Castle which is a large Crusader land castle that includes a large well-preserved section of the foundation wall complete with Roman column drums.
The Ottoman Clock tower (photo to the right) is one example of these structures. It was built in 1897 and was recently renovated.