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Tyre

Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: Sur, Lebanon
Description: The impressive ruins of a great Phoenician city.
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Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut

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Archaeological Sites in Tyre

Well you could say that Tyre is in itself one large archaeological site, that dates well back into prehistory. The place is covered (literally) in ruins that cover the Phoenician... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Galway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well you could say that Tyre is in itself one large archaeological site, that dates well back into prehistory. The place is covered (literally) in ruins that cover the Phoenician period, the Greek and Roman periods, the arrival and subsequent departure of the Crusaders...the list is endless. Most people would come to view the Hippodrome which is the second largest... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There are two main sites. Make sure you visit both! The larger one with the Hippodrome is amazing. It's size is breathtaking. Amazing excavations and restorations taking place. Beautiful mosaics to be viewed. Be careful of "guides" who want to assist you. There is no need for them. Very easy to self guide.

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Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This site is huge! The necropolis is extensive, aqueduct impressive and the hippodrome enormous. It is a day trip away from Beirut and even though the immediate area is a bit intimidating, it is well worth the visit. The place was almost empty apart from a few locals enjoying the space and a Lebanese family visiting from the USA.

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Sur, Lebanon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Tyre is a very old Phoenician city on the east side of the Mediterranean . Beautiful beach , nice restaurants and cafes and so many roman historical sites .

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Kuwait
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went many times to Tyre before but this time we discovered the old Tyre with its lovely houses, restaurants churches. The cafes at the beach were outstanding. We really loved the beach at the Jamal area with the blue transparent waters and not forgetting the tasty seafood

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Baghdad, Iraq
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

while you are Tyr or Sour (I cant remember exactly which one is the old name and the new name of the town) this Ancient Roman Site is a must see site. while I was there I couldn't stop thinking about how was the life there at the time of Roman. I think that this place need to get more... More 

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Brisbane Oz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I realised recently that it had been almost a year since our visit to Tyr and going through my memorabilia came across our entry tickets to the Roman Hippodrome. Our friends who we were staying with in Beirut had lived in Tyr for a while and took us to see this beautiful seaside village with it's amazing Roman remains. The... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Spending two days in Tyre was a delight for me, not only because I got to see my friend who lives there, for two days, but because I was caught off guard by places that I had not expected. The city is a port city, and the old area by the sea, the main port, had many interesting attractions. First,... More 

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beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Two nice sites to visit while you are in tyr. One next to the sea and the other inland. This last one is big and impressive. You can also visit the harra (the old town) known with its churches and narrow streets. For a stay you can try the resthouse of tyr. Friendly staff and clean beaches . Eating seafood... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

There are two roman sites in Tyr / Sour, one on the sea and one inland. The site on the sea, the smallest one, is nice because it goes down the sea - think Roman columns standing out against the blue ocean. The inland site is really impressive - you walk through the ancient paved road which, like all Roman... More 

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