Tripoli

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...

Hammam al Nouri, Tripoli

The Hammam al-Nouri built around 1333 by the Mamluk governor Nur El-Din, in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque, is still in good condition and in use although its façade is obscured by modern shop fronts. It differs from the baths of Izzedin ( Izz E... Read More...

Dabbousy Moghrabieh, Tripoli

We all know moghrabieh, but did you ever imagine it as a street food and not just any street food, but as a sandwich? in the heart of the old souks of Tripoli, built more than 900 years ago, is a small shop that has been producing this meat-free mog... Read More...

Palm Islands, Tripoli

Covering 5 sq Km and located on the northwest of Tripoli, Sanani, Ramkine and Palm Island together with their surrounding sea make up the Palm Islands Nature Reserve. They are Lebanon’s only true Islands. Several designations have been given to ... Read More...

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...

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...