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. Little seems to have changed since then. Many of these workshops are family business that their forefathers started back in time.
Young masters have become rare here and preserving this tradition is a priority. The construction of the of copper workshops, the resources and tools used, the production process, and even the outward appearance remain as they were centuries ago.
Wandering the Nahassine streets, popping into quaint workshops, and stopping for copper souvenir shops are Tripoli real attractions.