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Beautiful but barren

It's a lovely central square right in front of the parliament. Unfortunately, after the protests... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tam A
An empty place

It was the center of Beiruth before the war, it was the most luxurius, international, live and... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 4 June 2017

it is best part of Beirut. very clean and with a lot of tourist. i like it very much. it's relaxing place.

Thank biljanalab
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Beautiful historical place , very well renovated after the war by the ex-prime minister Rafik Hariri.

Thank Malih D
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It that its the down town and the heart of beirut but its a little bit heart breaking , great buildings but empty , but its good to see dont plan any thing there just visit and take some pics .

Thank Garo M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I couldn't understand why this place is abandoned. Its in the heart of town. In past must be very crowded and full of joy. Now every entrence has a military checkpoint and shops are abandoned. Also you can see rearly other people. Its a real...More

1  Thank abuyukkezer
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This used to be the most fun hyped area full of young people tourist from every where , but since the politicians in lebanon had their parliment over there , its like total empty these days , since its blocked or not totally opened like...More

1  Thank Sam H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

we visited the square at the weekend and it was empty ,the place was very quite and enjoyed playing with the pigeons ,the square very beautiful and peacful ,you are surrounded with historical buildings everywhere

Thank aida e
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