American University of Beirut, Beirut

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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. To find out how to plan a trip to Beirut, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Here, it is nice to walk around but it's easy to get lost if you don't know the area. It is a quiet and privileged area as a small private society
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  • Majestic and green in the heart of Beirut, AUB stands as a queen giving to its students, education, dreams, hope... and wonderful lifetime memories!  more »
  • AUB is a beautiful campus and has lovely gardens that the public can walk through. Would definitely recommend a visit if you’re looking to hide away from the noisy streets of Beirut. Also a lot of fri...  more »
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  • Too many turk and kebab! too dry. Need more good serbian food and the service was horrible!!! They danced in my face and kicked me backto serbia. I spit on them. DO NOT COME HERE, the kebab is not even good!!11
  • One of the best universities in Lebanon, awesome campus and friendly environment!, really loved the view in the sitting area ❤️.
  • Love it.. Attached from a classical concert
  • Fantastic landscape. Worth taking a walk around
  • The number One University in Lebanon and probably the Middle East

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