Beirut AttractionsUncommonly blessed with a wide range of sights and activities, Beirut is truly able to cater to tourists' every whim. Culture junkies should check out the National Museum of Beirut, housing important archaeological artefacts. Additionally, the world's finest example of imperial Roman architecture survives in the form of the Temples of Baalbek.
Beachgoers head to Ramlet al-Baida, while adventurers go skiing on nearby Mount Lebanon in the winter. Visitors can also go snorkelling among shipwrecks and ruins 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, visitors will be blissfully busy while on holiday in Beirut.
If Beirut is indeed the Paris of the East, then Hamra Street is the Champs Elysees. A centre of intellectual activity during the 1970s, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Borzou Dragahi described it as a "bastion of liberalism, embracing multiple religions and political views amid... see full details
National Museum of Beirut
Located on Museum Street in the heart of the city, the National Museum Beirut has a history that rivals its artefacts. During the Lebanese Civil War, the museum stood on the demarcation line between warring factions and the Egyptian Revival-style building suffered extensive... see full details
Encircling Beirut's promontory, the Corniche is a seaside promenade and pedestrian walkway that constantly bustles with daily life. Offering perfect views of the resplendent Mediterranean and towering Mount Lebanon to the east, the Corniche is extremely popular with walkers, joggers, and bikers.
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Officially the Hippodrome Du Parc De Beyrouth, the Beirut Hippodrome comes highly recommended by visitors to Lebanon's capital city. Every Sunday, Beirut's elite mingle as they gather for an afternoon at the horse races. During spring, the annual Garden Show attracts crowds in... see full details
One of the biggest and oldest mosques in Lebanon, the Al-Omari Mosque in Beirut is a worthwhile tourist attraction, boasting an interesting history. Built in 1291, the Al-Omari mosque was one of the first buildings restored after the Lebanese Civil War.
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