Beirut travel guide

Beirut travel guide

Beirut travel – Beirut, capital and largest city of Lebanon, located at the intersection of East-West, on a spit of land jutting into the sea with huge impressive mountains behind the horns, as high as 3,000 meters. Not only are the restaurants filled with champagne and caviar, paved and gravel roads, roadside café, built of yellow stone buildings next to the blue Mediterranean, Beirut was a zone very old settlement, a land of heroic past, a prosperous town on the coast of Canaan and Phênixi.

Beirut name appeared in cuneiform letters from the beginning of the 14th century BC. In the first century BC, Berytus, name the time of Beirut, a colony of the Roman Empire and is home to the famous law school exists to the Eastern Roman Empire. But the power and magnificence of Berytus was a series of earthquakes, tsunamis and fire in 551 AD destroyed most. City by the Arab Muslim forces occupied and fell to the Crusaders in 1110. A long time the following year, Beirut under the control of the Ottoman Empire, followed by Turkey and France. Peace only come to this land in 1943, when Lebanon gained independence.

The National Museum of Beirut

The National Museum of Beirut

Also by history at any place unmatched to this day, beneath the ruined area of the city, people still find very old building remaining from the time of the Roman Empire: the Clock Tower of the the Crusades, the Ottoman military time zone (including the old building is the headquarters of the French), the Roman-style mosaic bathroom boys in George Cathedral, the Catholic Church has sophisticated architecture or both the Mosque built in 1113 AD.

Not only are modern buildings, the restaurants full of Champagne, Beirut also won the hearts of visitors to the gravel road, the sandstone buildings of the Mediterranean shores and landscapes picturesque nature with white sand, blue sea and sun.

Mixture of many cultures brought to this city a rich cultural life. And Beirut emerged as the center of cultural life in the region with many museums, theaters and a vibrant nightlife.

Downtown in the heart of Beirut next to the harbor is the appropriate time to begin the journey to explore the city. From Downtown you can easily dock Beirut, watching Pigeon Rocks, or enjoy a cup of coffee on the road.

Pigeon Rocks

Pigeon Rocks

Besides the modern buildings, Beirut still retain many traditional values history as George cathedral, mosque Mohamad Al Amine.

As the cultural center of the region should in Beirut has many museums, the most famous of which may include: the National Museum of Beirut, Sursock Museum, Beirut Art Center …

The last stop not to be missed in beirut it’s the sea, With this type of climate characterized Beirut, Beirut beach many tourists in the summer. Also Beirut Mall, souks de Beirut is the ideal place for you to find a gift for your trip.

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