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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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The center of the recently renovated Beirut Downtown

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Hisham K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Hisham K
Melbourne
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place used to be busy at night with people at restaurants, kids on the street, hawkers selling $2 junk and was fun to visit. A walk a few weeks ago was like I entered a ghost town. Most shops were closed permanently - boarded up or paper over the windows. We were the only ones walking around and found... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a stroll by en route to the port or the shopping area nearby. Hariri and Solidere deserve applause for resurrecting Downtown after the destruction wrought by the war years

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This clock was all damaged by the war in Lebanon but they did re-invent it and made it look fab again -

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This Place has a lot of history. There is a checkpoint to get there where you have to open your bag. Very serene.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

It is a nice surrounding with renovated buildings from the beginning of 20th century. I had the feeling that the renovation works have abandoned the original feeling of the quarter. It's like a pretty woman with a very heavy make up shadowing her beauty. Probably the quarter was heavily damaged during the civil war and the renovation work is exaggerated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Do not waste time. Take a camera and visit it at night.the place is amazing.t is closed y military forces so no cars can get in but it is allowed to Wal all around.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This area is adjacent a mix of new, post-civil war construction as well as historical, pre-civil war buildings and ruins. It's a fairly quiet area and pleasant to walk around.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A mark in the history of Beirut has been very well kept and renovated, in the middle of the new down town, great to see and some cafes around it as well.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Place de l´Etoile is in the safety zone so I think that ordinary tourist can get there only when staying in one of hotels there. I was lucky to have a friend with an access to the area so we could enjoy a calm moment with tens of pigeons and very few tourists. It used to be a busy area... More 

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