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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Hamra Area-Ras Beirut

The my prefer Area and street , there many cafes and good restaurants and snacks and pups and many shops .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Walid I
Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The my prefer Area and street , there many cafes and good restaurants and snacks and pups and many shops .

Thank Walid I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a superb area for bars and restaurants. It is a cosmopolitan, multi faith district that has a great atmosphere

Thank victortwoone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Hamra area of west Beirut still shows evidence of the war in buildings that are just shells. While the shopping strip of Hamra Street is great the area is awash with beggars and this does lower the tone of the area.

Thank Tony W
Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Previously the coolest boulevard in the Middle East, now rather run down with questionable shops and a lot of beggars and some Syrian shops.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk around and get a flavour of the city. Something for everyone and at all price points. Try walking as that's the way to find the hidden spots and the charm.

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Ballenita Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lots of history and full of culture and educational buildings/schools and shopping. A very trendy and busy place...but it's the historical aspect that really moves you here.

Thank fairie1960
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

To me Hamra is an overview of Lebanon in terms of everything, you can find Muslims, Christians, atheist, burger, hummus and even of course sushi. the bars, the pubs, the best universities in the regional AUB and LAU. shopping, banks, business, churches and mosques: this is Lebanon. enjoy Hamra and make sure you eat a manoushe from Faisal (bliss street)... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Hamra street still had a character, but anyone can feel that it is depressed like the whole country. Some me stores have opened, but many are shutdown. The bustling of Hamra is not there. Led people roam the area, and all the cultural landmarks are gone from the street. The only thing left from the old days is Antoine Library.... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Oddly, there are few visitors at the moment, frightened off unfairly by what is still tearing Syria apart but London or Paris for example are just as open to random attacks. Beirut has a heart, a soul, a living pulse that makes it one of the liveliest of destinations. Hamra is an interesting mix of Lebanese and Western culture with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I would call is the Hamra neighborhood, authentic part of Beirut. great location for restaurants bar, proximity to the beach.

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