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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. 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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  • The experience at the site was very good; the different temples were amazing in addition to the museum where you can find old sarcophage. The entrance fees for lebanese and Arabs is 10000 LL only and ...  more »
  • Best place to learn Lebanon History! This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Rom...  more »
  • The temples of Baalbek are beautiful. Only a few hours drive from Beirut, they should be on all visitors itinerary. Don't be put off.  more »
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  • 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
  • Amazing, breathtaking- the scale is unbelievable! Definitely worth seeing
  • Best ruins I have ever seen
  • Amazing roman temple ruins! Some years ago there was a Hezbollah museum in front of the temple - interesting place to see.
  • Nice place to vist for tour in lebanon