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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. By using our Beirut vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Place des Martyrs and other attractions in Beirut.
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  • Apart from the statue of the martyrs, move along there ' nothing to see! It's just a huge open parking. Do not rely on the old images of the old Beirut, when this place was the beating heart of the country
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  • It has bullet holes which is cool, but the area is pretty dilapidated and would benefit from a descriptive plaque.  more »
  • This square used to be the beating heart of Beirut but only nostalgia can explain it is recommended on this site. The statue is interesting but the surroundings are not  more »

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