Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

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Discover prime examples of Imperial Roman architecture at Temples of Baalbek. Colossal columns, intricately detailed stonework, and the integrity and authenticity of its sanctuaries have earned the complex the status of a World Heritage Site. See the delicately carved Corinthian capitals on the Bacchus temple, roof sculptures representing Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, and lions heads on Jupiter's temple. The ancient city started out as a Phoenician sanctuary dedicated to a triad of deities, thrived under the name of Heliopolis during Hellenistic and Roman periods, and reached its peak under the Roman Empire. It suffered a lot of damage over the centuries--from earthquakes, Christian iconoclasts, and Muslim rulers. The stones of the temples were reused many times in the construction of fortification walls and other structures. To visit Temples of Baalbek on your holiday in Baalbeck, and find out what else Baalbeck has to offer, use our Baalbeck route planning tool .
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  • Unimaginable and above all accessible place of worship of the Romans: how many people were probably impressed by the outer size of the temple at that time as it is today and how many... had to let her life
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  • Has a great time browse its ruins... it's simply beautiful and rich for lunch, we very highly recommend the restaurant lane Farm, everything just shut Lakis (water, olive oil, vegetables and meats...) the reception is very friendly and everything is very fresh.
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  • a lot of people say how is beautiful baalbek and is true! is important also explain how arrive from beirut. exist two "bus station" in which you can take a van for baalbek. we used "cola station" in t...  more »

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