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 best place you should know if you're coming to beirut. entry costs 10 dollars and it is spectacular. great story, beautiful view. You can traverse it with guide or just. I recommend take gopro for photos of great view. outside lot sale of crafts.
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  • Amazing! Roman ruins, medieval and templarias. A back of the time, a living museum of history. Grand balade dans les ruines, c'est de couper le souffle.
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  • I have visited a lot of Unesco sights and a lot of temples etc. but this one is definitely one of the best, if not the best I have ever seen. It is definitely worth the drive from Beirut. As some peop...  more »
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  • One of the best, if not the best, roman ruins you ll ever see. Make sure to take a guide (husein) as there are lot of interesting stories to be heard. And lot of great pics opportunities
  • Amazingly well preserved remains of the Roman temples. Awe inspiring location, a definite highlight of my trip to Lebanon. After wondering around the complex I recommend having a falafel from one of the friendly vendors in the high street and a coffee in the Old Souk.
  • Not very often do you get to visit a place from 2000 years ago from the Roman times. They had sculptures of Medusa, Cleopatra, Marc Anthony, and many more. Definitely worth the visit!
  • If there is one thing to see in Lebanon is the Roman temples of Baalbeck. Honestly, the site is unique in the world. The temple of Bacco (the Roman god of wine) still has some of the most beautiful arts and carvings almost intact. The site is also astonishing for the huge materials, with columns up to 28 meters.
  • The guide was very thorough and interesting. Although he didn't speak English well, he was very helpful and had answers to all of our questions. The site was amazingly well kept :) We all loved it there. Although we only spent about an hour there it was totally worth it. Don't forget to have "sfiha", the traditional Baalbeck street food.

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