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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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Cozy and peaceful

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... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2016
Sevilay Y
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11 reviews
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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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146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Sevilay Y
Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 108 helpful votes
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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196 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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Thank avalon2020
Oslo
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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89 reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 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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12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

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

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Thank JimBoston67
Beirut, Lebanon
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90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

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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