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West Beirut, Hamra Area

Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #19 of 82 things to do in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hamra is really the heart of the city that part that always busy and awake, multiple shops, galleries a great place to buy your souvenirs.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Hamra street and area is the heart of the city, from shops to galleries, libraries, pubs and restaurants you can have a wide range as this the place where you can feel being in a mixed cultural area day or night. Great places to be at night such as Metro Madina and Madina theater, plenty of small pubs and the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Always busy. Great shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Traffic can be a nightmare but still easy to wander around the streets.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A shadow of its former self. This is no longer a good area. Focus instead on Solidere, downtown Beirut, Jemmaizeh, Verdun, Corniche, and Rouche

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Muscat, Oman
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It is the same feed back as others , shops everywhere , restaurants coffeeshops I was disappointed of the prices but in general it is a good experience

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Beirut, Lebanon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hamra is one of the best areas to visit in Beirut, you can find whatever you want here: shops, clothes, cafes, restaurants, fast food, pubs,... It also has a cosmopolitan face as it's very near to the American University of Beirut where lots of foreign students study. Spend a day there for some morning shopping, sit and have lunch in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

very hilly and difficult to walk hence, especially in the heat. do early evening walks. good shops ,banks and cinemas in area. unfortunately,because of massive influx of refugees and constant degradation by Israel,the electricity is mainly diesel and local. a constant drone or hum of generators and the diesel fume have dulled this superb part of Beirut. can be very... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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217 reviews 217 reviews
75 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Hamra District of Beirut has seen its' up's and down's over the years. Today it is a lively and a must visit district. Many Restaurants; Cafe's and Boutique Shops await the visitor. Great walking area...

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Brighton, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was sent here on the advice of my hotel as somewhere to see some authentic Beirut. Well, if that's the best of it then that's a real shame. It's all very hard to walk around because the pavements are a mess and often driven down by motorbikes. The shops are a mixture of poor quality and gaudy, I couldn't... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

probably the safest place in the world! Everyone was very friendly. Richness of buildings, old and new. narrow streets to explore with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

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