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Pigeon Rocks in Raouche

Raouche, Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #8 of 45 attractions in Beirut
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Beaches
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Damascus, Syria
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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

To me forget about any other area to visit in Beirut except Raouche Rocks! So relaxing to view and listen to the surf below you. Only negative is the large amount of Syrian Beggars on the sidewalks. I suggest you bring a lot of change..it is so sad to view... There are boat rides around and under the rocks, but... More

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Pigeon rocks are two rocks in the sea just off the coast near Beirut. One of the rocks is an arch. There are some nice viewing areas with benches and it is more fun to watch the people than look at the rocks. You can also catch a boat for a ride in the sea.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you visit Beirut...you must visit this place...it is different...beautiful...especially at sunset...magical...Have a coffee there & enjoy!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a rock in the middle of the bay not attached to anything. You see it from the Corniche. Where people walk, hang out and just gather. Across the street there are restaurants and Condos. I loved it there and so did my kids.

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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Viewing the rocks from the shore is one thing - and quite a spectacular thing at that. But take the time to negotiate a boat ride and see the rocks up-close from sea level. Sure the boats seem a little rickety, and you'll head out to sea without a life preserver, but trust your able bodied captain and you're in... More

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Rasht, Gilan, Iran
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I visited here almost everyday while I was in Beirut.These two rocks are magically beautiful night and day. The people of Beirut call it the rocks of lovers..there is a story among the locals that in the past when a man loved someone and couldn't get her, they would commit suicide from these rocks

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Kiev, Ukraine
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It's just unbelievable!!The view is amazing no matter you came during the day or night! You definatly have to visit this place! You will love it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Worth seeing day and night. This stretch of the Corniche is less interesting and more touristy. Ignore what goes on the pavement and view the two rocks. It's a beautiful sight.

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Canberra, Australia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
91 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is worth a walk on a sunny day because all the tourist books refer to it. If you go, have a coffee or argileh at one of the restaurants perched on the side of the cliff overlooking the rocks.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
71 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I didn't have a chance to visit Pigeon rocks from the sea side, but even the view from the shore is great. You can take a long walk from Corniche and reach Pigeon rocks. There is number of restaurants there, and it is pretty busy, specially on weekends and sunny days. If you are in Beirut, yes, this is one... More

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