Tripoli

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...

Hammam Ezzedine, Tripoli

"Cleanliness is next to godliness" appears to have been an adage dear to the heart of Emir Izzedin Aibek (1293 -1298). For barely four years after the city of Tripoli had fallen to Qala’un, Emir Ezzedine set about building the new provincial capita... Read More...

Mansouri Great Mosque, Tripoli

After the destruction of the port city of Tripoli in 1289 by the army of Qala’un, the Sultan decided to build a new city inland at the foot of "Pilgrim’s Mountain" where a Crusader bourg had developed over the years, around the castle of Saint-Gi... Read More...

Hammam al Jadid, Tripoli

Of many known hammams, including the twelve hammams listed by al-Nabulsi in 1700, only five, three Mamluk and two Ottoman, have survived in Tripoli. The first buildings erected by the Mamluks after the founding of the Great Mosque were two hammams: H... Read More...

10 things to do in Tripoli

Tripoli , is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometres (53 miles) north of the capital Beirut, it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Tripoli overlooks the ea... Read More...