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Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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.
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  • Amazing Roman temples. One if the biggest Roman temples in the world . Every stone of this temple can tell you a story of many civilisations and occupations passed by this area . Nice place for...  more »
  • The place include many Temples ,we enjoyed our time ,the weather was amazing in October. Entrance fees 10000 lira .  more »
  • Despite calling the Dept of tourism and the hotel also calling for us and being told that the ruins were open this was sadly not true. At least from the outside you get a fairly good view of some of.....  more »
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  • very nice place. it is one the ancient cities in Lebanon. very cool old architecture. The guides are EXCELLENT. I strongly recommend you to get a guide whenever you come because if you don't, you'll be missing out on a lot of information.
  • Amazing architectural...go back in amazement through time...in Sun 🌞 city...
  • One of the great wonders of Lebanon and the Roman World. Located at the heart of the great city of Baalbeck. Thousand year old columns. meters high and splendid interior. Highly recommended visit
  • Thousands of years of history well preserved and maintained. If you've never had a guided tour I highly recommend it, even having read plenty and visited many times, a well educated guide (as available on site) can make it that much more enjoyable and educational.
  • Great to see and get important knowledge of Roman Empire

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