Tripoli

Taynal Mosque, Tripoli

The mosque of Emir Seif ed-Dine Taynal el-Hajele was constructed in the year 1336 in the middle of Tripoli among extensive orange groves, not far from the Abu Ali river, although at present it is surrounded by tall buildings and roads. This mosque wa... Read More...

Al Tal square, Tripoli

Al Tal city square is a 19-20th century development with its most historic buildings commissioned by the Ottomans. It has Ottoman and European influenced buildings on account of the Ottoman Empire and subsequent French Colonization. The bustle in th... Read More...

Oriental perfume shop, Tripoli

Perfumed trails takes us away, and the journey leads us to the borders of civilization. The history of perfume is a reflection of humanity: a means of exchange, a protection against disease, a potion with divine virtues, a gallant message... in each ... Read More...

Traditional copper craft, Tripoli

Copper has forged the history of Tripoli since ancient times. Nahassine street (copper street) seems frozen in time, with the rhythm of life marked only by the sounds of hammer and anvil. Tripoli made its name as a major supplier with copperware. Li... Read More...

Abou Elias pottery, Tripoli

Pottery is the process of forming vessels and other objects with clay and other ceramic materials, which are fired to give them a hard, durable form. Major types include earthware, stoneware and porcelain. The place whe... 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...

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...