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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. 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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  • Baalbek and it’s temples are around a 2 hour drive from Beirut with a few security check points on the way. Some of the site is incredibly well preserved and it is easy to imagine it’s original... 
    Baalbek and it’s temples are around a 2 hour drive from Beirut with a few security check points on the way. Some of the site is incredibly well preserved and it is easy to imagine it’s original...  more »
  • It is a must go place for anyone who appreciates and enjoys Roman history. The site is vast and you can easily spend hours just wandering around. It is amazing to see how this place has been well... 
    It is a must go place for anyone who appreciates and enjoys Roman history. The site is vast and you can easily spend hours just wandering around. It is amazing to see how this place has been well...  more »
  • Beautiful Roman archeological sites outside of Italy and I suppose the biggest well kept Roman cities or at least one of the biggest in the world. It’s amazing seeing this wel kept hem in the world. 
    Beautiful Roman archeological sites outside of Italy and I suppose the biggest well kept Roman cities or at least one of the biggest in the world. It’s amazing seeing this wel kept hem in the world.  more »
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  • Baalbek - one of the biggest and best preserved roman temples still in existence! Very impressive and humbling site. Well worth a visit but keep in mind it gets extremely hot here - honoring its Greek name Heliopolis - city of the sun.
  • A wonder of the world. Fascinating every time. You always learn something new. A must when in Lebanon. Best with a guide, then the stones get stories.
  • 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.
  • The temples are amazing ! It is the roman civilisation inside the Bekaa of Lebanon! A lot of history. Bigger than the Acropolis of Greece and one of the most biggest roman temples of the world!
  • Perfect Rome temple. Charming view. Amazing history. And the story of this temple in this city since ages till now. You'll enjoy. You can't visit lebanon without passing by this peefect place here. Better to visit it during summer because it's cold weather even at summer.

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