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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  • Site is not only a must see for history buffs but all of us to appreciate the level of civilization our ancestors had reached nearly 2000 years ago. The temple of Bacchus is very well preserved with c...  more »
  • I have been before. I will no doubt return again. It is a phenomenal place. The tour guides are super helpful (please tip generously :)  more »
  • If there is one ruin that you visit in Lebanon- let this be it. We visited this fantastic monument as part of a Day tour by Nakhel Tours from Beirut. We would suggest that this magnificent Roman archi...  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
  • Amazing historic place! A mist see if your a tourist or if your Lebanese and never visited!
  • 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.

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