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Hamra Street

Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #10 of 48 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

the street is full of shops, but it is really crowded with lot of traffic but it is worth going. at night the street has a different ambiance where the pubs become alive.

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Herent, Belgium
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126 reviews 126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Hamra Street could be nice. But the traffic is a killer. Also, there are no shops make it worth to go there. Accept the Costa Coffee. Ever occurring problem is a parking place. It's just not the place to visit on your Saturday afternoon. The shops are not that fashionable. It just isn't. The only nice thing is Sunday morning... More

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Perth, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This street is hugely stressful in my view. A hassle of choked traffic with little of interest except a plethora of money changers and cafes (incl you mainstream chains like Costa, Starbucks, Gloria Jeans and Caribou.) The noise of horns is unrelenting. I was glad to leave this area.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you haven't visited Hamra, then you've never visited Beirut. Hamra Street is the most famous street in the city, it has everything you need (Universities, Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes, Cinemas...) Visiting Hamra street during the day is different than visiting it during the night, I recommend visiting the street during both times in order to enjoy Hamra the most.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

a must for a first visit to Beirut. represents the golden era, Lebanon of the 50s and 60s . libraries , restaurant , pubs , all hidden in every corner ...cafés where famous journalist gather ...boutique theatres that reflect the vibes of the city . good for day and night , a happy hour always .....

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Beirut, Lebanon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hamra streets stretches for about 1.5 km long and it the Main Street of Hamra district that it is about 3km sq. Very tiny but it has the widest variety of everything . I am talking about life style, people, food , accommodation , bars and pubs, educational institutions. It is a combination of residential and commercial place. The only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The only street that takes you back in time. You can walk and enjoy your evening, parking is tough to find though.

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Paris, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Muslim quarter, Hamra street is also the best place to find some jewels, some suits, shoes, iphone, for your shopping

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Beirut, Lebanon
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Hamra street.. in these two words you can always find some top restaurants, top pubs, top recreations and top Hotels! Hamra, the crowded street, is always the best place in Lebanon where you can chill with your friends and give your day a perfect meaning ! (P.S: do not forget to try each restaurant in this street!)

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beirut's true character is here in Hamra...you must have good Lebanese friends who can introduce you to the artistry and culture in this historic street...There is a lot on offer besides the main street...don't be afraid to try the side alleys!

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