Place des Martyrs, Beirut

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A historic hub in the center of downtown Beirut, Place des Martyrs witnessed many major events, from the Cedar Revolution to the Lebanese Civil War. Built by the Ottomans in the 19th century, the square often provided the space for some of the largest public gatherings in Beirut's history. Plan my trip to Beirut with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • If you are exploring downtown Beirut you will most likely see this monument. It is well worth stopping by. The striking feature is the bullet holes that remind you a war took place here, and the monum...  more »
  • It's near the mosque and the Roman ruins. I was there on Indipendence dayso youngsters with flags climbed on it.  more »
  • The history of the statue is interesting, but to see this bullet ridden monument straddling the Green Line where you feel sadden by the events of the civil war and deeply hopeful that the peace with c...  more »

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