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Place de l'Etoile

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Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Center of town?

Probably the most strategic place but currently blocked to the public. A small square surrounded by parliament and two of the most beautiful cathedrals in Beirut - the majestic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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South Wales, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can't get down to this attraction as it is blocked by the military as is most of the downtown sights - nothing for tourists to see. What a shame.

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Thank BunnyBabz
Beirut, Lebanon
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281 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Probably the most strategic place but currently blocked to the public. A small square surrounded by parliament and two of the most beautiful cathedrals in Beirut - the majestic Saint Georges Greek Orthodox and Saint Elie Greek Catholic.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

In the heart of Beirut city...in the downtown area...you can walk and have fun exploring shops, cafes...it's nice to walk there...you can see people around you...children playing...

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Thank Issa M
Beirut, Lebanon
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72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Every time I go there, I rarely see any locals. It is a shame that the full potential of this place has not been used. 90% Arabic restaurants, which are not even that good, no good shops. The way I would see that place is with more little traditional shops, and more international restaurants. I only go there once every... More 

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Thank Cherif K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Very cute, in an Italian-esque area. Definitely recommend, even if you're not staying in Beirut for a long time.

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Thank livelaughlove897
Osaka, Japan
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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!!

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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 October 29, 2015

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.

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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 

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Thank WhitsEnd2014
Beirut, Lebanon
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118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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 .

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Thank MustaphaEido
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60 reviews
12 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

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