Beirut - capital of Lebanon
Colorful Beirut rightly called ParisThe Middle East. The capital of Lebanon is ideally combines the freedom-loving European spirit and the ancient Arab tradition. The same applies to the cultural attractions of the main city of the country: here you can see the buildings of the ancient Romans and the Byzantines, the places of worship of Christians and Muslims, beautiful parks and gardens. Any tourist who arrives in Beirut for a few days or weeks, will find something of interest.
The main concern for women
Shopping in Beirut - it fascinating, consuminga lot of time and effort, but pleasing acquisitions. Leading Lebanese fashion designer (there are) offer their outfits in the famous boutiques, located in the streets of Hamra and Verdun area. Exquisite silk, delicate chiffon - favorite fabric of local artists will appreciate any European fashionista.
Beirut Central Market - one of the oldest incountry, here you can find all sorts of authentic gizmos that will be the envy of any collector of antiquities. El Taeyb - another metropolitan oriental bazaar, its main areas - agricultural products, as well as Lebanese products of national crafts.
The main attractions of Beirut
city map tells you where you can get acquainted withthe most beautiful places of the Lebanese capital. No need to search in descriptions of tourist brochures, the reality is much more beautiful and fantastic. In Beirut, there are three main areas of interest for visitors to the city:
- architectural monuments of the past, including palaces, temples, mosques;
- colonial architecture, preserved in the historical center;
- Natural Beauty, in the first place - Pigeon Rock.
Special attention should be given religious buildingsMuslim Beirut, fantastic beauty cult for residents of the Great Mosque, or Mosque Madzhidiyya not impress any guest. As a rule, most of the tourist photos captured on the memory of the sacral architecture - not only Muslim but also Christian (Orthodox and Catholic).
Equally exciting will be familiar withBeirut palaces, including the medieval Crusader castle, Gry-Serai, and the clock tower, built by skilled Turkish architects. The ancient Romans also left traces in the city of his stay, including the baths, basilica and colonnade column Beritus.
Solidere district, invites you to plunge into an elegantcolonial-style architecture, and is calling ners area to enjoy the beauty of the Lebanese nature where you can stroll through the pine forest, park, botanical garden, and see the famous Pigeons' Rock.