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“The trip to the museum and its location alone makes it worth it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gibran Museum

Gibran Museum
Bcharre, Lebanon
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Bcharre
Type: Museums
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Amman, Jordan
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“The trip to the museum and its location alone makes it worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

My husband and I took a long drive through Ehden to get to Bcharre where the museum is located and it was breathtaking! It probably took us longer than it should to get there because we kept stopping on the way to take in the beautiful mountains and greenery, waterfalls and fields.

After finally getting to Bcharre and to the museum, we were not disappointed by its picturesque location. Again, we spent as much time (if not more) outside as we did inside the museum!

The museum was somewhat of a disappointment. I like Gibran's poetry and writings but he really wasn't known for his art. This museum houses all the artwork I'm guessing no one else wanted. There is very little of his belongings and few snapshots of his original work.

However Gibran enthusiasts will want to go because he is buried at the museum. In the basement level you can see his small bed, desk chairs and such and a cave that is protected by big branches. If you look through between the branches, you can see his tomb. Gibran had requested for his body to return to his birthplace and source of inspiration in Bcharre and upon his death in the US, his body was sent back. It apparently took 3 days for his body to reach his final resting place because of all the tributes he received during the procession. Local village women played music from center of town all the way to his burial place.

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