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.
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  • Very impressive archeological site! After a 2 hour drive from Beirut you will discover this well kept place. Partially destroyed due to earthquakes but it is still huge and without a doubt one of the....  more »
  • Amazing place, the ruins preserving beauty and details from the ancient times. I would recommend getting here as early as possible in order to enjoy the historic monument and its grandeur on your...  more »
  • worth the long and hard drive to go there .You need a few hours to absorb the beauty of this place.in the small city but you feel like a different world .  more »
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  • Awesome. I cannot put it into words. You have to come and see for yourself. It is very safe to come.
  • The most ancient and organized historical place in Lebanon. You have to go there to feel the history and greatness of the work done. Try to go in spring or autumn just to avoid the hot summer sun. Two museums are available with different styles and types.
  • One of the most beautiful and majestic ruins sites in the world. The last remaining columns of Jupiter temple, Bacchus and Venus temples make this site amazing! Don’t hesitate to visit it and book a guided tour.
  • Grandpa's Garage Studio 7 suggests to get over here and get happy. These stones are made from giants stuck in the mud from our giant flood. Cut with high tech machines while still wet.
  • 5 STARS! UNESCO Site for a reason. You won't see anything like this anywhere else in the world. Huge and stunning. About 1.5 hour drive from Beirut - YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS WHILE IN LEBANON!!!
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