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Le Grand Serail

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Le Grand Serail

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Hotel pick up between: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM<br><br>First visit Jeita Grotto, which was nominated as one of the 7 Wonders of the World, enjoy a scenic cable car ride up to the upper cave,after exploring, take a train ride down to the lower cave where you will take a boat ride under the river cavern.<br><br>Second Visit the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon, Harissa, which overlooks the Jounieh Bay, and offers panoramic views similar to that of Rio de Janeiro’s statue of Christ, enjoy a cable car ride up to Harissa<br><br>Last Visit Byblos, one of the oldest still inhabited cities in the world 8000 years old. Walk through the old souq, visit the Byblos Castle, Fossils Museum, Wax Museum, Byblos old port, and St Jean Marc Church.<br><br>Return back to Beirut Arrival time between 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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dmittleman wrote a review Jan 2020
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida1,346 contributions559 helpful votes
Heavily protected, you can't really see much of Le Grand Serail. You are also not supposed to take pictures of it. Be careful when visiting here as the military presence is strong and you don't want to make any mis-steps.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Joey T wrote a review Aug 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina35 contributions2 helpful votes
Very beautiful from outside, but you can't go anywhere near the building really, you can just see it form some nearby streets. Maybe if you're in the area drive by and see it, but don't go just for that. Less than a minute walk away in incredible downtown beirut with countless sights, I would recommend going there instead
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Anthony Kobbaz Jr. wrote a review Jul 2019
Pindamonhangaba, SP15 contributions
A beautiful building of historical importance on the top of a hill and the size of a block, it played a crucial role in the history of Lebanon, serving the Ottomans as well as the French mandate. During these periods, and especially after World War I, all the thousands and thousands of Lebanese who emigrated to the Americas or any other area of ​​the globe had to enter this building in order to obtain their exit permit and from there to Beirut Harbor to win the world. After the civil war that destroyed it the Grand Serail has been completely rebuilt and is today an important part of the downtown landscape.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ssk43211 wrote a review Jun 2019
25 contributions11 helpful votes
Well the building was ok, obviously we couldn’t go again as it is a government building. Plus if you take pictures you will get undercover military cops coming up to you, asking where you are from and why are you taking pictures.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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gons16 wrote a review Apr 2019
11 contributions5 helpful votes
The builiding is not accessible to public. It isn't beautiful. Well protected. A quick view at the outside and that's it.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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