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The very downtown of Beirut

It is always tempting in every city in the world to check the main square, the very downtown hoping... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Olga A
,
Frankfurt, Germany
Noone

There are a few people front of the clock tower. The cafes are empty. We didn't understand why... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Can B
,
Istanbul, Turkey
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is always tempting in every city in the world to check the main square, the very downtown hoping to see the really old houses and trying to feel yourself travelled in time. Unfortunately Beirut has a difficult history: a civil war ruined plenty of...More

Thank Olga A
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are a few people front of the clock tower. The cafes are empty. We didn't understand why people don't prefer to go. less than 300-400 meters Beirut Souks is very crowded. You can find shisha cafes at the square.

Thank Can B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only palce in town which is pedestrian friendly. The tower is next to the Greek Orthodox church. Many pigeons around the square. Good place for people watching their daily routine while enjoying a coffew. Few Governamental buildings are located in this area...More

Thank Razvan_RGR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place every time we visited Beirut. But now it's empty and sad. It's a shame to see what they have done to this lovely place that attracted people at all agars.

Thank Dilara1
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This place was a very crowded place but now it's not crowded at all. There's all around this place army for security. I don't recommend it very much

Thank Laval J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

How sad it is to see a lively and active place turn into a dull and boring one. Years ago and it is becoming worst and worst :( so bad for my lovely country. i hope one day the place will nourish again and be...More

Thank MAT237
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It's a lovely central square right in front of the parliament. Unfortunately, after the protests and the war, the restaurants and shops that surrounded it packed up and moved so it's now empty and rather forlorn. My friend said when she was young it was...More

Thank Tam A
Reviewed 18 July 2017

It was the center of Beiruth before the war, it was the most luxurius, international, live and vivrant place in medle east were the west founded the east. Now is restored, but empty, is just the outside beautifull buildings from the past. There is no...More

1  Thank salvadorvillazon
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

You can find out what time it is. Otherwise this is a big clock tower. Near parliament and the St George Greek Orthodox church. Take the time to explore the shops. The buildings were all built with great care to restore them to their pre-war...More

Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 8 June 2017

There are very cute shops and cafes in this area and it is nice it is pedestrian only. Fun fact - when you are at the airport, you can check out photos of what the area looked like during the war. The difference is unbelievable!

Thank klpetro
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