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Address: Beiteddine, Lebanon
Phone Number: 009615500077
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Full-Day Tour of Beirut, Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar

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Symbol of Lebanon

Do not go there in a hurry! You need too much time to visit all this place, it is huge, it is big, it is beautiful! Better to go with no rain, because there are these amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DanielaFMB
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not go there in a hurry! You need too much time to visit all this place, it is huge, it is big, it is beautiful! Better to go with no rain, because there are these amazing gardens. It would be perfect to have a guide or someone who knows better the place, because there are some secrets there, that... More 

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Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace was built by emir Bashir Shihab II in the period between 1788 and 1818. After the palace was built, he cut off the architect's hands in order to keep his palace a one-of-a-kind. It was the emir's residence until 1840. Afterwards the building was used by the Ottoman authorities as the government residence. Later, under the French Mandate... More 

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Thank Dolla K
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Idea for all traveler types, and easy to access. There is plenty of natural beauty and nature surrounding the palace and its a must see for those visiting Lebanon. Plenty of history and beauty

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Thank Zara k
Beirut, Lebanon
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290 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A great day out through beautiful mountains until you reach your destination. A palace fit for a prince - currently a museum and the summer residence of the president. it is an example of oriental design with Venetian architecture. The outdoor area also hosts the summer festivals. It is worth visiting any time of the year and especially out of... More 

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Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very nice place to visit. If you are Lebanese or a guest visiting lebanon. It is a must to visit this place that takes you back to life in the past 100's of years

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Thank Majed H
Beirut, Lebanon
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Beautiful presidential summer home palace. Very interesting and a must see in Beiteddine. Beautiful tile and mosaic work. Get a guide.

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Thank Amber R
Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This Palace is a true witness of the importance of Beit Eddin area in Lebanese history. the palace is located in a very beautiful spot in Shouf mountains, and you can see in every corner of the palace the professional handcraft for the people who built it.

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Thank Mohannad B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you are history and architect lover so I reccomend this palace for you ! .nowadays it becomes the summer residence for the Lebanese president....for the palace description it is better to watch the photos or to go there and watch by your self

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Thank menna83
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Simply beautiful. quite a drive to this location, beautiful mountain views on the way there, make sure you stop to take in the scenery. wonderful building, ornate marble, wonderful stainded glass windows. While you are here, it is worth the extra 30 mins drive up to the ceder reserve in the chouff mountains

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a must see of Lebanon, there is so much history there. One of my favorites of the visit was the number of ancient greek mosiacs on display and each section you are greeted by a guide. We even got to tour the presidents summer home quarters. I would highly recommend!

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