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Tour de l'Horloge

Rue des Capucins | Downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
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Not recommended

Located next to the Lebanese parliament and frequently visited by loud families and teenagers, not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EZ_Leb
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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still worth to visit

nothing special for me but still worth to take a look at this part of city among during your stay... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
tasteofqazvin
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Qazvin, Iran
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Much like its neighbour le Grand Serail (the Lebanese government building), the Clock Tower (Tour de l'Horloge) is an Ottoman structure. It was erected in 1897, around the same time that nearly every city in the Levant received a clock tower by the Ottomans. The design is by the Lebanese architect, Youssef Aftimos, who later designed two of the most beautiful edifices in Beirut: the Municipal Building and Barakat Building. The clock tower stands in front of the main entrance of le Grand Sérail on a hill dominating central Beirut.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
21 May 2017
“still worth to visit”
4 weeks ago
“Not recommended ”
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Rue des Capucins | Downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located next to the Lebanese parliament and frequently visited by loud families and teenagers, not much really to see or do hear except hear the crying of babies and smell the smoke of wazawez teenagers... not recommended.

Thank EZ_Leb
Reviewed 22 May 2017

nothing special for me but still worth to take a look at this part of city among during your stay in Beirut .the area is secured by many guards but not harmful. to get familiar with he culture . buildings and local people is still...More

Thank tasteofqazvin
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It is the center of Beirut dawn town, all important and government buildings are near it, most of night life is near it too.

Thank engal2017
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The area around the square is interesting and worth visiting but the clock tower is average. Do not be deterred by the army guarding the area around the square, we found them friendly and helpful to tourists.

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The clock tower isn't really a separate tourist attraction, but is the tower you'll see in the middle of the Place de L'Etoile, if you visit there. It's worth a visit, though a little surreal as the streets are largely deserted. Plenty of pigeons for...More

Thank avalon2020
Reviewed 24 May 2016

pre-war monument standing in downtown facing the parliament as witness of history in a spacious rounded square.

Thank Habib C
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The whole area around Place de L'etoile is very interesting and certainly worth the visit, but I don't get what is so special about the clock tower. There are 10s of building around more interesting than this one

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

It's a tower with a clock. Nothing else. This is not a site you go to to visit, but one you pass by when looking for other things. Close to the parliament, so you will have to pass some road blocks. We thought those were...More

Thank Anthony0031NL
Reviewed 2 March 2016

During our recent visit to Beirut we took a walk here. We had to "talk our way" into the area past the soldiers at the gates with plenty of razor wire. We told them we were visiting the St. George Church and Museum and meeting...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 25 February 2016

It is where history was made a central point in Beirut so close to parliament and was surrounded by lots of cafe which unfortunately now not so much accessible due to proximity from parliament.

Thank Georges A
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