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Solidere

Address: Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #12 of 46 Attractions in Beirut
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
20 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Lviv
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

nicely rebuilt and renovated area with many high-end shops and some cafes and bars. feel a little bit too empty... not many people strolling around, which may have a spooky effect on you. nice architecture and beautiful colours. you definitely need to go and see it when in Beirut though

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Amman, Jordan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

if you go to lebanon you must visit the Solidere , its a very nce attarction, although it was more crowded before, but amazing place and shops and food,cafe

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

it nice area to get your dinner there also some shop and nothing else in total it's just average not worth the hype

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Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is once of the amazing places to visit in beirut. The design of the buildings and street is really amazing. It is full of cafes and restaurants as well as shopping area. Also u will find a couple of historical places to visit.

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Amman, Jordan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a historic souk(shopping area) that was rebuilt after the Lebanese war during the 80's.The origional architecture was kept so it ended up as a mix between the orgional historic architecture and teh new trendy shopping places. many famous coffee shops and restaurants have branches there

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