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Solidere

Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #11 of 49 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Beirut, Lebanon
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181 reviews 181 reviews
90 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's the Central District of Beirut.. It becomes less vital in the last few years... Especially the Etoile place... But the other sides are more vibrant especially Beirut Souks toward Zaitounay Bay... it worth a visit.. many coffee shops & restaurants are available to welcome you... many brand shops to buy from such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, etc...

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Cairo, Egypt
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the newly constructed places in Beirut. Very nice and clean. We visited during Christmas and the decoration with all the lights were just amazing. We sat in many cafes and enjoyed the place. It's one of my favorite spots in Beirut.

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Beirut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A small city within Beirut, very aesthetically pleasing and full of restaurants and shopping centers. Well worth visiting.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Eating at the Solidere and surrounding areas gives you a sense of the new Beirut but keeps teh charm and culture that entices you back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

From the ashes of civil war destruction to a beautiful and extensive restoration, transforming this area into a shopping area and social center that mixes residents and visitors of various religious faiths -- as long as they have money.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Torn by years of war, and totally destroyed, the downtown area of Beirut was magically rebuilt by late Prime Minister Hariri in few years to put Beirut back on the map of must see destinations. A place that can challenge the best cities of the world.

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

incredible, almost a movie set to conquer all.truly a masterpiece....only too expensive. yes have THE best,but put in some cheaper priced goods. the people are staying away because of price,i think.

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Manama, Bahrain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is an area full of coffee shops and restaurants. Good for having a meal there, or just relax in one of the coffee shops or have a walk in the area.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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155 reviews 155 reviews
20 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I walked in Solidere in my last visit and I miss the days when it was full of people and cafés , now its almost a ghost city and many cafés did shut down , still a nice place to walk by the clock going a bit down towards the fachion retail area

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I cannot stress enough how crucial Solidere is to anybody's trip to Beirut. You cannot miss passing by "Place de l'Etoile", the "Garden of forgiveness" (which by the way is the place and name which inspired the "garden of forgiveness" in NYC), the "souks", the cafes, the bars, the restaurants, the catholic, orthodox, byzantine and many more churches standing tall... More 

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