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Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • Needs no comment. Just exceeded my expectations! I went the first time and I couldn't see everything. For sure I will come back soon on this place.
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  • The most beautiful site in the country. The huge Temple of the Sun is unique in size and beauty and worth the visit. It maintained the temples that are there but the size of the columns of the Temple of Baalbek is the best attraction of the place.
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  • Must see site while in Lebanon - of course both the AS advice (skip the whole country) and the current FCO advice (don;t enter the Bekaa valley plateau) would mean you can't access the site. Highlight...  read more »
  • 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".
  • Amazing and wonderfull castle its the best in lebanon .. It contains the bigest door of temple called bakhous temple
  • Tourists should definitely visit the temples of Baalbeck and the rich history behind their inception.
  • One of the great ruin of roman times.about two hours away from beirut also An exciting place to explore as you can visit in the morning and head back afternoon before sundown.
  • Went there twice, even last year June. It's ruins are more valuable than those even in Roma or Greece
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