Tripoli

El Mina fish market

The fish Maket in el Mina Tripoli is a daily auction fish market from 6 am till noon. Tripoli busiest fish market has long been a favorite destination for tourists and locals with predawn hours to fill. But the main reason for going is to catch the l... Read More...

Cafe Fahim, Tripoli

Cafe Fahim, or Ahwet Fahim is a traditional old café on Tell square, the historical heart of Tripoli, that echoes atmospherically to the clack of backgammon pieces from groups of old men perched on plastic chairs and often ensconced in a cloud of na... Read More...

Tripoli Citadel

In 1102, Raymond VI of Saint Gilles, Count of Toulouse, one of the first knights who set out on the First Crusade in 1096, turned his attention to the conquest of Tripoli, the most important emirate on the coast. Raymond wished to establish a princip... Read More...

Tripoli’s Soap Making Tradition

Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli is one of a handful of cities in the eastern Mediterranean that was once famed for the production of soap. The product even lent its name to the area’s historic khans, or caravanserais, since the area’s crafts... Read More...

The tower of Lions, el Mina

The Tower of the Lion or Burj el Sbaa was part of a set of seven guard towers built by the Mamluk in the fourteenth – fifteenth centuries to protect the city of Tripoli against the sea.   The Lion Tower ( برج السبع,Burj... Read More...

Cafe Al Tall al Oulya, Tripoli

Al Tall Square is a historical place in the heart of Tripoli. Famous for its Ottoman Clock Tower, its public Garden, Nawfal Place, cafe Al Tall AlOulya and many Ottoman and Colonial buildings. The nearby Café Al Tal Al Oulya is a veritable oasis ... Read More...

Hammam el Abed, Tripoli

Tripoli's only functioning hammam is Hammam el-Abed, and it is the least elegant. Probably built at the end of the 17th century. It has the typical pierced domes of Mamluke and Ottoman era public baths. The interior, with its cushions, central fount... Read More...