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American University of Beirut

Address: Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961-1-340460
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

First of all dont forget an ID card as visitors should present or deposit it to the security office. As you pass the main entrance from Rue Bliss you immediately feel relieved. From bustling streets you enter like into another world full of mediterranean vegetation, shady walks with sea views, with groups of knowledge and career hungry students hanging around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Americans were lucky to get this spot of Beirut more than a century ago, this is the greenest part of Beirut and you would truly miss out a lot if you don't visit the campus. Everything about it is special and this university has truly shaped Beirut, Lebanese and the region's history with so many revolutionaries, politicians (and political... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautiful campus! Took a walk around the campus during the new year break and it was very peaceful. Amazing architecture and great views to the sea. You can't miss it if you are in Beirut!

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A quiet and delightful place with lovely views of the sea. It is so peaceful here, especially as we visited during the university vacation. The museum is supposed to be good too, but was not open when we visited.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This beautiful campus is a nice place for walk. Make sure to explore the small shops and cafes along the adjacent Bliss Street.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

An oasis of peaceful beauty in a crazy city! Tucked up against the periwinkle blue Mediterranean Sea, this world-class university has a setting better than any I've seen in the US. The Archaeological Museum is impressive, although I was sad I could not take photos. Wish the museum published a book of its collections. It holds a stunning mosaic floor,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great place to walk, have a coffee, or do sports. it is quite, and very well located. i love to go on the Saturday morning and run while small kids play football.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It Is a big area contains a lot of academic and education activities , old buildings in a variety of fashions . The location is in the heart of the capital

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Beautiful campus where you can see the Mediterranean sea. Recommend the archaeology museum of the university. Very interesting.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

The campus is nice with many old buildings. If you walk down the hill you will reach the football field from which there is a gate to the corniche which is really nice. The museum of archeology is really small but they do have some interesting artifacts. Worth a couple hours visit specially if you walk along bliss street and... More 

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