1- Pigeon rock 

Pigeons’ Rock (also known as the Rock of Raouché) is located at Beirut’s western-most tip, the two huge rock formations stand like gigantic sentinels to the city. Locals love to walk along the corniche (seaside promenade) at any time of day. Read more

2- Saint Georges Orthodox church and its museum

As long as the early Byzantine era, there was in the center of Beirut a cathedral, the Cathedral of the resurrection Anastasis, situated near the celebrated Law School of Justinian. Texts from the time reveal that students of Beirut’s famous law school used to pray in the “nearby Anastasis Church,” which is likely to be in the same location where the St Georges Cathedral stands today. Read more

3- Beirut hippodrome

Horses and horse racing in Lebanon have a long-standing tradition of excellence mainly in Tyre Hippodrome and Beirut Roman race track at Beirut central district and this passion for horses is shared worldwide. The Hippodrome du Parc de Beyrouth is located in the heart of the city, and represents Beirut’s most important green breathing outlet. Read more

 

4- Beirut National museum

The National Museum of Beirut  is the principal museum of archaeology in Lebanon. The collection begun after World War I, and the museum was officially opened in 1942. The museum has collections totaling about 100,000 objects. Read more

5- Martyr Square

The central and largest square in Beirut and its city center was built by the Ottomans in the 19th century. Its initial name Place des Canons referred to the Russian artillery placed there in the 18th century; the name was taken up again by the French in 1860. The square was renamed in memory of the Lebanese nationalists who were executed by the Turks during WW1. Read more

 

6- Commemorative stelae of Nahr el Kalb

The commemorative stelae of Nahr el-Kalb are a group of over 20 inscriptions carved into the limestone rocks around the estuary of the Nahr el Kalb (Dog River) in Lebanon, just north of Beirut. Read more

7-Al Amin Mosque

The mosque stands in the center of the city, on the north-west side of the space once known as Artillery Square (place des Canons), then as Martyrs’ Square and finally as Independence Square. It is north-east of the Maronite church of St. George, near the remains of the Roman Law School. Read more

8-Mim museum

Mim is a private museum which exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 60 countries. Mr. Salim Edde has built up this collection since 1997. It features pieces originating from a number of renowned collections –both old and more recent– as well as from the major mining discoveries of our era. Read more

 

9- Beit Beirut, war museum

Built in 1924 by the Lebanese architect Youssef Afandi Aftimos and then raised by two further floors by the architect Fouad Kozah in 1932, the neo-ottoman style building known as the “Yellow House” or the “Barakat Building” stands on the crossroad of Damascus street and Independence street. The name of the Yellow House comes from the ochre-coloured sandstone used for its construction. Read more

10- Beirut sightseeing tour

Beirut, once known as “the Paris of the Middle East”, is a city that’s well on its way to recovering that particular crown. The Beirut of today is once again bustling, vibrant and packed with culture. And there’s no better way to discover it all than on a City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour. Read more