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Place des Martyrs, Beirut

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#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Beirut
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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  • Some small cafes would turn this place into a proper hangout. Also, information panels would be great.  more »
  • Statue is located in the central square of Beirut as if in Syntagma of Greece. It's a big statue but a lot of gragiti and very dirty trigyro. General because he's so centered, he can't escape you.
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  • A memorial place for the Martyrs of post wars and civil wars of Lebanon, before the year 1975 it was the hub of lebanon with all the different markets around it and the central location of all transpo...  more »
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  • An iconic land mark in the heart of Lebanon. It stands tribute to those who lost their life as martyrs defending our nation
  • One of the most visited squares in Beirut.. due to its historical significance .. yet it's always good to improve the infrastructure in the surrounding ..
  • its a bit tricky to rate the place. its actually a great place to visit however due constant political issues in the region this place has been always considered to be the center for protest. this has lowered its rating. having said that, on a perfect day with no protests on the street it would be a good idea to visit and enjoy the downtown city tour including the historical sites and nice restaurants.
  • At this very moment of this review comment, Lebanons major historical revolution is going down in which it is dubbed as a peaceful revolution that has showed the world that we can achieve our goals through it. ثوة#
  • This location has been a landmark for protests in the past few weeks in Lebanon (mid October 2019) in my recent visits the location was clean, calm and very beautiful with an amazing view of the church and mosque symbolising the union between religions. Now through the protests which by the time of writing hadn't ended the location turned into a free 24/7 party for the country where people are handing out free umbrellas for when it rains and free food and water, the statues and the walls are now written with quotes and outcries of the people. I only hope they keep the walls as a memory of the past events.
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