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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. Take a look at our Baalbeck itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Temples of Baalbek and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A really impressive place of in history. In addition to the buildings you will feel really small. Much is still well preserved and due to the current situation are also hardly any other tourist spot, so that you have enough time to see everything and to work on.
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  • Jupiter's temple is the most famous in the old ruined city! The area is visited by tourists from all over the world, which shoot portrait and landscape stone columns and walls. A great feeling to be walking in the ruins thousands of years old! Interesting area!
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  • very beautiful place. Ancient ruins, preserved from Roman times, the temples of Baalbek. There is a temple of Bacchus. Historical place, popular with tourists. Very impressive size.
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  • The most amazing roman temples ruins that i have ever visited! More powerful than any ruins i have seen in Rome, Sicily or Athens!
  • One of the most complete roman temples that you won't find even in Rome itself! A great visit
  • A world renown historic monument. Deserves a visit if you are in the surrounding
  • One of the most astounding places I have seen. The only souvenir you can buy next to the biggest preserved temple of the god of wine is ... a Hizballah T-Shirt :-)
  • WARNING: If you go to Baalbeck, it will ruin every other ancient world ruins you ever go to after. Nothing in Greece or Italy can compare to the sheer magnificence of Baalbeck. The columns are beautiful. The details on ceilings are impeccable. The history known and still unknown 'til this day. Also, make sure to roam outside near the temple and grab a sandwich at prices cheaper than Beirut. Every time you visit Baalbeck, I guarantee that the first word out of your mouth will be "wow".