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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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It is a nice area to shop and set in some restaurants and cafes. It is a crowded area with locals and tourists. In the summer it is quiet hot, so I recommend you to go in the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Sawsan A
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

It is a nice area to shop and set in some restaurants and cafes. It is a crowded area with locals and tourists. In the summer it is quiet hot, so I recommend you to go in the afternoon or night.

Thank Sawsan A
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Even Hamra is situated in a Western Beirut that is a Muslim area it doesn't look as a Muslim district at all. I should say that Hamra is a real face of the city where all the cultures have mixed and something extraordinary has appeared. It is not an easy place both to stay in or to walk: too many... More 

Thank KirillIvanov
Beirut, Lebanon
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank karld535
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank PavRao
Ballenita Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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 

Thank Frank H

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