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Place de l'Etoile

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Experience the 'Paris in the Middle East'

40 years have passed since the civil war happened...but now we can explore the downtown without security concerns. Beirut was called 'Paris in the Middle East,' and this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

40 years have passed since the civil war happened...but now we can explore the downtown without security concerns. Beirut was called 'Paris in the Middle East,' and this place reminds me of the prosperity of this beautiful city!!

Thank kentof2014
Athens, Greece
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately in our days this sqaure is surrounded by barriers! It worth to visit it and to admire the Rolex clock .... but you need a permission from the solders in the street barriers. Most of the time the soldiers allow tourists to pass.

Thank VickyKarantzavelou
New York City, New York
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125 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have absolutely no idea why one would venture here or spend time here. I visited today and there were police at every entrance with gates and guns. All shops were closed, and yes it was a public holiday, but they appeared to be closed much longer than for the day. It was a ghost town. I asked a nearby... More 

Thank WhitsEnd2014
Beirut, Lebanon
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112 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

very nice renovated place good for strolling and for having coffee . fancy shops and restaurants it is recommended for a short strolling and taking some photos .

Thank MustaphaEido
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

due to political reasons, this area is almost empty of visitors except people who works there during the days. it was a great place with many restaurants and places to spend time is

Thank Michel H
Beirut, Lebanon
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41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A quality place for walking, eating, and shopping. Quality restaurants and Coffee shops. It is at the front door of the parliament. A must go place.

Thank smnzr
Beirut, Lebanon
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It's too bad for something this wonderful to turn into a city of ghosts! When once this place was so full of people you can't even find a place to stand, is now an empty place! When you are standing in this square, you will be surrounded by the Lebanese parliament from one side, then the St. Georges Orthodox church... More 

Thank Juliana F
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The place is so nice in the evening, you can walk, sit in a coffee shop, have diner and talk for a while

Thank drahmeh
Beirut, Lebanon
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51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Situated in the downtown of Beirut, you can enjoy a walk through the boutiques, have lunch in a restaurant, check the beirut big ben which is next to the Lebanese parliament, an old renovated building - that's if you enjoy architecture suff...

Thank Jessica-Rahhal
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Lovely square. Great history. Eerily quiet, with few people around. Felt safe though - lots of security around

Thank Ravenwo

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