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American University of Beirut

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Address: Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961-1-340460
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Free campus walking tour!

I stumbled across the University on Bliss Street and was pleasantly surprised that the admin office offered free campus walking tour by their students. I was shown the various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I stumbled across the University on Bliss Street and was pleasantly surprised that the admin office offered free campus walking tour by their students. I was shown the various buildings and the historical facts about the university. Very nice and lots of old buildings well preserved. Also visited the archaeological museum inside the university. It was well displayed! Very impressive.

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Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An extremely beautiful campus full of historic buildings, some of them ivy-covered. Located in the heart of Beirut, it is a small city within the city and is definitely worth visiting.

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Beirut,Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The American university of Beirut is a great university that on addition to its academic superiority, the campus that overlooks the coast, has a museum, sport facilities, nice green areas with big old trees and beautiful buildings.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

AUB is one of the oldest Universities in Lebanon, usually its not open to the public so if you want to visit for any reason make sure you tell the security the purpose of visit , "ID will be needed" if you are not a student . they have a nice collection of books and lately Zaha Hadid designed/Built the... More 

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Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

AUB campus transfers you to another realm. It's green, spacious, overlooking the Mediterranean, and great for some healthy strolls under the spring sun. Non-AUB students or non- alumni can easily ask for visitors' passes to be able to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a beautiful campus, we wandered through here on the way to the Corniche, on a very hot day where the shade of the gardens is a relief! Great architecture too.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful campus in the Hamra district of Beirut. On Bliss Street, with all the funky shops and restaurants. Safe neighborhood, go see famous "Mike's Barbershop" further down on Bliss St, just past the new Saudi Embassy. Great dining room too, by college standards! Their on-campus archeological museum is a must see for any traveler to Lebanon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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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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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