Tripoli - capital of Libya
City of Tripoli, Libya's capital, was foundedancient Phoenicians before our era, scholars date the event VII century BC The first name sounded beautiful and melodious - Ea, modern city received the name much later. Its roots are of Greek origin, translated the name means "troegradie" because in ancient times it housed three cities.
The town is located in a cozy cove of the MediterraneanSea, in the north-western part of the country. Unfortunately, because of the difficult political and military situation, to talk about the prospects of the tourist capital of Libya is difficult, although in the city there are ancient monuments and cultural attractions.
The capital of east sweets
It got its name once Tripoli. Indeed, the description of the local tasty and beautiful sweets may take more than one page of the book chef. And the cost is much lower than in neighboring Beirut, which is used by neighbors.
Oriental atmosphere - this is the main assetTripoli, in the afternoon you can see the crowded bustling city, not knowing the latest technologies and gadgets. Women dressed in traditional clothing, scarves and headscarves, the men doing the same thing, than their ancestors a century ago. A maze of narrow streets beckon to a mysterious journey through the pages of the history of Libya, where the old architecture and sounds amazing oriental music.
This beautiful name has one of the mostfamous mosques in Tripoli. It housed the St. Mary's Church, built by the Crusaders in the XII century. Then the cathedral was destroyed by the Mamluks, and on this very spot there was religious building followers of the Muslim faith.
Oddly enough, the mosque is open to tourists, buthere you can not get there, when there is a prayer. But allowed (!) Access to women, it is important to only wear special long coats with hoods. The mosque is not only beautiful in appearance, its interior decoration is also admirable, especially - multi-colored marble, which was used in the decoration.
On every tourist map of Tripoli necessarily show another attraction - the local bazaar. The longest series given cloth merchant, sweets, products made of precious metals.
Textiles and clothing in national style - subjectpride of the capital's residents, their main difference from the tourists. Gold, silver and has always been held in high esteem in the East, so the long-standing tradition of jewelry and carefully preserved today.