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Address: Bir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon
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Like many Beirut ruins, a bit of a walk by with little interpretation

This was awesome to see, even if you are driving by in a cab. Completely exposed, no interpretation, I suggest visiting and then going home to research.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
labonnevie
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san diego
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san diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was awesome to see, even if you are driving by in a cab. Completely exposed, no interpretation, I suggest visiting and then going home to research.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We enjoyed the Beirut Hippodrome last Sunday ... a great sunny Sunday at the beginning of December. Horse racing took place already since around 13h30, we arrived a bit later but in time for the second or third race. Okay, it is not Ascot - hardly any ladies with great hats here, but lot's of elderly taxi drivers with a... More 

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Thank MundoSimpatico
Baghdad, Iraq
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Usually am not so fun with horses or anything related to including Hippodrome . . but this one (Beirut Hippodrome) is so different . . I really like it it is more like a park that you can spend the time there wondering and enjoying looking to even you you was like (zero interest in horses)

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1 Thank Wissam A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It's one of rare green area in Beirut. Nice location ... you will meet lots of taxi drivers who spend their money on gambling :-)

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1 Thank ReviewerEye
Beirut
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263 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice place if you want to see some races but nothing fancy about it. Just like any other Hippodrome.

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1 Thank Mikysf
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was aMazed!!Although alot is no longer standing or existing it is easy to imahine yourself entering the Roman empires largest Hippdrome with a seating capacity of 40,000pple.What does exist is on a grande scale and is surrounded by apartment blocks like its just a local park.Only in Lebanon,anywhere else this kind of thing would sadly be in a glass... More 

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Thank Paul G
Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I think that this was a nice and entertaining place that lost much after the war. I was at exhibition and market there, and I enjoyed it.

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Thank Juraj_Beirut
Lebanon
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57 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Not well frequented. Go for a look when there's a race.

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Thank TinoA
Beirut
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

The place is perfect for a good walk, so clean and wide.

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Picton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

The Beirut Hippodrome has horse races every Sunday - head upstairs for a late lunch, a few drinks and bets on theTote. The Favorite does not always win! Enjoy the sport of millionaires for the price of a couple of drinks!

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