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Beirut

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Paris of the East
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities. Visits to Beirut reveal a stylish city that blends influences from the East and West, both in its modern music, restaurant, and cafe culture, and in its diverse historical sites, including Roman ruins, Ottoman mosques, and Crusade-era churches. Linked with all other major cities in the country, and in close proximity to a number of natural and historical sites, Beirut provides a comfortable and accessible place to base yourself when discovering what else the country has to offer. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Beirut and add them to your vacation plans using our Lebanon route planning app.
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Popular things to do in Beirut

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National Museum of Beirut ©
History Museum
National Museum of Beirut
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Zaitunay Bay ©
Landmark
Zaitunay Bay
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beirut Souks ©
Neighborhood
Beirut Souks
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
Pigeon Rocks in Raouche ©
Geologic Formation
Pigeon Rocks in Raouche
3.7
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Beirut

Jeita Grotto ©
Monument
Jeita Grotto Jitta
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Temples of Baalbek ©
World heritage site
Temples of Baalbek Baalbeck
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Our Lady of Lebanon ©
Monument
Our Lady of Lebanon Harissa
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Old Souk ©
Landmark
Old Souk Byblos
4.4
Duration: 3h 30 min

Hidden gems in Beirut

Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Nicolas Sursock Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Nicolas Sursock Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Beirut

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Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque ©
Religious Site
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George ©
Religious Site
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Roman Baths ©
Ruin
Roman Baths
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Al-Omari Mosque ©
Ruin
Al-Omari Mosque
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Beirut

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Hamra Street ©
Shopping
Hamra Street
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
ABC Mall ©
Shopping Mall
ABC Mall
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Selim Mouzannar ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Selim Mouzannar
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Halabi Bookshop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Halabi Bookshop
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Beirut

Dino City Prehistoric Park ©
Theme Park
Dino City Prehistoric Park
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Waves Aqua Park & Resorts ©
Water Park
Waves Aqua Park & Resorts
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
Watergate Aqua Adventure Park
Water Park
Watergate Aqua Adventure Park
2.0
Duration: 8 hours
Planet Discovery ©
Science Museum
Planet Discovery
2.5
Duration: 2 hours
Zingy Ride ©
Hiking / Camping Tour
Zingy Ride
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Corniche Beirut ©
Landmark
Corniche Beirut
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
American University of Beirut ©
Educational Site
American University of Beirut
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Gemmayzeh Street ©
Landmark
Gemmayzeh Street
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Beirut

The capital city, Beirut offers a great variety of accommodations across its many lively districts. Downtown possesses a good number of hotels and hostels, close to the main sightseeing spots, and rich in shops and services. Hamra district has a similarly large number of places to stay, with hotels located along the main stylish boulevards, and hostels and guesthouses to be found on the connecting side streets. Ain El Mraiseh district offers a good alternative for those wanting to get a room overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
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