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 route planning tool .
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  • the site of the temples of baalbek is extraordinary, its size, its conservation and its location. In pre-election period during our visit, we chose the option of the group excursion tour. The site is in the stronghold of Hezbollah, but finally there is really not anything to worry. And this place is so impressive that we literally can't miss
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  • these temples are such as wonderful place to see in Baalbek. The buildings, columns and carvings are really great. you can feel the antiquity while walking on stones and looking at huge works of arts ...  more »
  • If you go to Lebanon go to Baalbek as well! Place is amazing and beyond words. You can feel (and of course see) the history there.  more »
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