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American University of Beirut, Beirut

Categories: Tourist Spots, Educational Sites
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4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Explore the historic buildings and well-manicured tropical gardens of American University of Beirut, a picturesque campus perched on a promontory overlooking Zaitunay Bay. Set up by U.S. missionaries as Syrian Protestant College, the university initially focused on medical training; today, the secular institution ranks among the nation's top universities. Spanning 25 hectares (61 acres) of private land, the campus features a private beach, a bird sanctuary, a botanical garden, and a soccer field. Visit the archeological museum to see a substantial collection of artifacts and a stone chapel. Guarded by private security, the university offers campus tours, which you can arrange on the website. Plan to see American University of Beirut and other attractions that appeal to you using our Beirut trip builder.
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  • If weather is nice I would love to walk around the AUB gates area and experience the cool western life style through the shops, libraries and restaurants on the bless street. Another round on Manara c...  read more »
  • Spent an hour walking around this beautiful campus. The buildings are unique and tell stories of the history behind them. The views from the university are also incredible and it's free to go to so wh...  read more »
  • The university gardens were very nice. There is plenty of space to walk around or sit at a bench and breath in the fresh air. We went on a holiday so all the buildings were closed. But was still nice 
  • The American University of Beirut (AUB) is the best university in Lebanon and the second best in the Arab World. It has an amazing campus in the heart of Beirut. People can go to the university and have a tour around the campus (Visitors Bureau).
  • One of the most gorgeous campuses in the world, my favorite part of Beirut. Plenty of friendly cats you can pet, gorgeous late 1800 early 1900 buildings and, with the most recent one designed by the late Zaha Hadid, who was once a student there!
  • One of the best across the country. Looks old but is the most modern. The parking is bad and the location is not that good also.
  • Amazing campus, a world class education, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is a planet on its own.
  • One of the best universities in Lebanon. It has a historic look with modern technology.
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