Fantastic rock formations and stalactites grow underground in Jeita Grotto, a set of natural underground caves visitors can explore on foot and by boat. Formed over thousands of years of dissolution of the limestone layer, the caves were discovered in the late 19th century. Evidence of prehistoric, early Bronze Age use permeates the site, which includes a lower chamber filled with a naturally occurring lake which visitors traverse on small guided rowboats, and an upper dry chamber linked by walkways. Photography isn't permitted within the grottos, but you can stash your cameras and backpacks in the lockers available near the entrance. Use our Jitta online vacation planner to visit Jeita Grotto on your trip to Jitta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Jeita Grotto Reviews
We had a terrible service experience at this place. We had to wait more than half an hour for the train. There were some cages full of animals in awful conditions. They force you to leave your belongi... more »
Siamo rimasti positivamente sorpresi nel visitare queste meravigliose grotte. Il viaggio non e' stato semplice per il notevole traffico. Vi e' un ampio parcheggio e dopo aver acquistato il biglietto s... more »We were positively surprised to visit these amazing caves. The journey has not been easy for the considerable traffic. There is ample parking and after purchasing the ticket to reach the caves with a cable car. You cannot take pictures inside and camera or smartphone must be left in the lockers guarded, inside a long path to allows a wide vision of the cave with its stalactites and stalagmites. You live a magical experience with an atmosphere of imaginary figures. There is also the cave at the lowest level, reachable on foot or by train. Here we take a boat and you can enjoy a magnificent show while sitting with his gaze upward. There is also a rooftop restaurant and a few shops
The Jeita Grotto (Arabic: مغارة جعيتا) is a system of two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves spanning an overall length of nearly 9 kilometres (5.6 mi). From Beruit city it was a 2... more »
The view is unbelievably beautiful. You are unfortunately not allowed to take pictures inside the caves. There are 2 parts to visit. Upper and Lower Grotto. You need to lock your phones and cameras before entering the caves in a locker. You can walk between the upper and lower part but there is a small train that you can take to enjoy the view too. Lower grotto was my favorite part where they make you get on a boat and see the cave on the boat.
The karstic limestone caves and the water-filled cavern below it are breathtaking. The stalagmites and stalactites look like nothing I've ever seen before. Absolutely worth the trip. There is also a cafe-restaurant with decent food at reasonable prices, with a warm indoor seating room and an outdoor seating area that is probably great in the spring. A small sculpture garden and some pens with chickens, rabbits, and mountain goats round things out. But the limestone caverns are definitely the main attraction.
Fantastic visit. Breathtaking stalagmites and stalactites, including one they claim to be the largest in the world. No photos allowed (I don't understand why). Constant 22° in the upper chamber and 16°in lower chamber. Visit takes about an hour. Cable car ride to the entrance of the cave was fun.
Most probably the best cave in the world! magical naturally made interior. The place Can be easily reached from Beirut by car within 25 minutes. A must see!
Jeita Grotto is a piece of art designed by nature. Gaudi must have gotten his inspiration here. Entering the caves leaves an impression of pure awe, makes you want to walk in silence soaking up the beauty and leaves goose bumps from being in this astounding grotto. Taking pictures is not allowed, you’re asked to leave your phone in a locker. This actually adds to the serene environment and the mystery of the place.
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Visitors to Jeita don't stay in town after seeing the grottoes. Some may head back to their seaside accommodations in Jounieh, the city located just north of Jeita. However, many more will be returning to their hotels in the capital, Beirut. With a wealth of guesthouses, hostels, hotels, and resorts, Beirut has the greatest variety of places to stay in the country, and lies just a 45-minute drive from Jeita.
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