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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  • October 5, 2017
    One of the most beautiful Roman ruins I have seen. The temple of Bacchus is breath by its grandeur and this e'st wonderful column. It is one of the must-sees if you are in the Lebanon. I'll be back
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  • October 3, 2017
    During my visit to Lebanon i was very happy to visit this ancient template in this great City. there you will fell you back to ancient days.  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    The temples of Baalbek are a fairly rugged 2 1/2 hour drive northeast from Beirut. Once you hit the Bekka Valley, you will see a lot of military, police, and some makeshift Syrian refugee camps which ...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    A wonderful architectural treasure! Very few crowds. Unlike other Roman ruins, here you can walk right into the standing buildings. Some areas are amazingly well preserved, even painted mosaics and art have survived
  • June 6, 2017
    Amazing, breathtaking- the scale is unbelievable! Definitely worth seeing
  • July 4, 2017
    Amazing historic place! A mist see if your a tourist or if your Lebanese and never visited!
  • May 22, 2017
    Best ruins I have ever seen
  • February 8, 2017
    Amazing roman temple ruins! Some years ago there was a Hezbollah museum in front of the temple - interesting place to see.

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