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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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The nearly inaccessible gem of Beirut

This place is one of the "secrets" of Beirut. Closed off due to the protests of last year, the authorities had it closed down. As a consequence, most of the shops had to close as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Oslo
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Oslo
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is one of the "secrets" of Beirut. Closed off due to the protests of last year, the authorities had it closed down. As a consequence, most of the shops had to close as the customers disappeared. Now it is possible to enter the area, and the abscence of cars makes it one of the most quiet and clean... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is closed in the area. Only few ( two or three) shops and restaurants were opened. Soldiers were guarding and nothing else! Maybe some days had a glorious nights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must go here to see the downtown area and shopping. Beautiful Mosques, and churches side by side .

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Beirut, Lebanon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square is mostly blocked for Lebanese people and there is really not much to see. I remember there were some super expensive restaurants that used to over-charge tourists, I don't know if they're still there.

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Thank Ahmad E
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

this place summarizes everything terrible in this country: a fake place, built to impress tourists and nothing more. it always reminds me of these impressing yet uninhabited buildings that North Korea built on the borders with the South. most Lebanese can't access this place most of the time. a terrible place to be..seriously. Go 1 km away and enjoy other... More 

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Visit it at night and take a camera ,the place is amazing.There are armed men at every entrance and they will open to check your bags.its worth going.its a romantic walk through the historical buildings.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Apparently this clock was moved to safety during the civil war. It is wonderful that this iconic landmark survived and is a photograph magnet. The surrounding area is being re-developed/restored but the vibrant atmosphere which was central to the area in its heyday is long gone. The streets radiate from the clock in star form in case you were wondering... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Most of the restaurants have all moved to the Beirut Souks. There are armed men at every entrance and will question you when you try to enter. And once you do enter you will just see empty shops. A few restaurants are left and a starbucks, but that is about it.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

the location is nice but you can maximum spend 15 minutes touring it. their is nothing you can do except taking some photos

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Thank ahmed S
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

A nice place to visit. Renovated recently after the civil war destroyed the whole city. Restaurants and shops in the area closed because of security measures taken by the police to protect the parliament from rioters and demonstrator.

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