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Address: rue al-Moutran, Sidon, Lebanon

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Soap production history, amazing architecture

This is a great museum for some 1h visit. The guided visit is good, the artifacts are well-preserved and well described, the method of producing soap is itself very interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
josefigueira
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum for some 1h visit. The guided visit is good, the artifacts are well-preserved and well described, the method of producing soap is itself very interesting. Don't forget to pass by the soap shop to choose from the dozens of local products (mostly soap and glass).

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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Was very much looking forward to visiting this museum. Building beautifully renovated. Sadly guide rushed us through in about 10-15 mins giving only basic points. Had to ask for brochure at end to read full history. Entrance fee very over priced for so little.Would not recommend I am afraid. .

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Very well renovated , and very interesting A must to do if you are in (Sidon) Saida. it traces the history of soap making in the region. They have a coffee shop, where you can have a delicious Lemonade.

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Thank Maya B
Sidon, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Very good place for people interested in soap manufacturing. It shows the history of soap making and the old way of making soap

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Set in a beautifully restored building and very sympathetically and stylishly designed, this place is definitely worth a look. Historical and modern at the same time, it still produces soaps (and other items) which can be purchased at the lovely little boutique store across the courtyard. There's also a cafe. A great, relaxing (and pleasantly aromatic) way to end a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Very nice museum. Good smells. The museum is an ancient soap factory. You will discover the different steps for the fabrication of soap.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I love this museum as it's been beautifully presented and only takes a short visit - can be done in one hour including having a coffee and visiting the shop.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This wonderfully restored enterprise is off one of the alleys in the Sidon souk. This was part of our custom tour and we had an English speaking guide who took us through the various steps in the manual manufacture of soap. The Audi group have done a great service preserving a unique heritage enterprise. There is a gift shop and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Knowing my background with my skin, I always hard dry skin and now that I have bought natural olive soap with different textures like amber and lavender my skin is absolutely amazing. Also very interesting in site of how the soap is made in Lebanon and I would definitely recommend visiting the soap museum to anyone.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This complex has been fully redone by the Audi bank so money was no object and it shows. It has been meticulously restored, and includes a cafe where you can sit and get away from the hubub of the souk.

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