Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Religious Site
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.
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  • The temple is very grand. a lot of it is ruined but you can see the gigantic monuments that are architecturally stunning  more »
  • This is a definite must visit in Lebanon. The Roman ruins here are one of the best preserved ruins I've seen. The only problem is this place is exceedingly popular and hence not easy to take pics...  more »
  • This place is a must visit in lebanon. It's far from the city, but worth visiting it. I really liked this temple!  more »
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  • Awesome Roman ruins, worth the visit. You can see the mountains in the background it is very nice.
  • Awesome. I cannot put it into words. You have to come and see for yourself. It is very safe to come.
  • The most ancient and organized historical place in Lebanon. You have to go there to feel the history and greatness of the work done. Try to go in spring or autumn just to avoid the hot summer sun. Two museums are available with different styles and types.
  • One of the most beautiful and majestic ruins sites in the world. The last remaining columns of Jupiter temple, Bacchus and Venus temples make this site amazing! Don’t hesitate to visit it and book a guided tour.
  • Need to visit , best ever place

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