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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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A quiet place to visit at night

This area is closed off from vehicular traffic by military checkpoints which means only foot traffic. As parliament was in session we could not take photos of the parliament... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is closed off from vehicular traffic by military checkpoints which means only foot traffic. As parliament was in session we could not take photos of the parliament buildings but no restrictions for anywhere else. Some beautiful architecture is evident in the area and the clock tower makes for some interesting night photos. One thing is that the soldiers... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the big crowds are gone, still an impressive place with a lot of history. Sit in a sidewalk cafe and wath people passing by.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

In first place we had to pass a military check point to access downtown. Secondly, the central square was completely deserted. No one around. Nice buildings, an orthodox church, some ruins but also a eerie feeling. It is a shame, locals told us that it used to be very crowded and spectacular.

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Thank Andrea_Detto
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I always enjoy a good walk there with my children, since no cars are allowed there, they can play with the pigeons.

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Thank Roger C
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Before this place was crowded with people and tourist but now not much people there I don't no why but I hope they will re-arrange the place again for tourist.

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Catalunya
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141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Big disappointment. I thougt it was the center of Beirut... But now is full of barricades, to stop cars, vehicles, and it is empty of people. The Clock Tower it is not beauiful. What a pity!

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Thank llampec
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

One of my favorite places in Beirut. But it was so calm and coul not see so much people. when you are close to the watch tower you can see a lot of historical places belong to the different cultures. A must visit place.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Sadly this area has been abandoned in terms of restaurants and shops but you still have the beautiful St Georges Cathedral not to be misse!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

With the pedestrianised heart of the city blocked off at each access point by fences manned by armed soldiers, it's not the most inviting place - at first we weren't even sure if we were allowed in. That probably accounts for the lack of people you see, which has its own charms I suppose, and makes it easier to take... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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96 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Somewhat surreal with the police barriers at the entry points to the area and the relatively deserted streets, but worth at least a stroll through. Place de L'Ecole Restaurant and Cafe is a convenient place to take a break, right in front of the clock tower. You may do more pigeon-watching than people-watching here, though!

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