Jeita Grotto, Jitta

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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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  • To tell the truth, I had never even heard of Jeita Grotto outside Beirut, before reading about it earlier this month while doing my pre-visit Net research about Lebanon, a mandatory SOP for me before ...  more »
  • Wonderful experience and a must see for every visitor of Lebanon. To reach the entrance of the grotto you have to use a cable car. The upper grotto is a 'walking' experience, the lower one will be see...  more »
  • Definitely must go!!Especially the second cave with the lake,amazing!!It is one in a lifetime experience!  more »
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  • 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.
  • Stunning caves in two parts: upper and lower grottos. The upper could be described as cathedral like, while the lower has a short boat ride. Close to Beirut, so could form part of an easy day trip.
  • 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!

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