Martyr's Square
Martyr's Square
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Karim D
Lebanon24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
martyrrs square or the bourj al hachich square was dubbed as the canons square after the russian army controlled the city of beirut back then. this lasted only for a few months... martyrs square represents two monuments ( 2 women) one christian and the other muslim ... the two monuments currently you can find in the sursuck museum ... now it is replaced by italian sculptor marino mazacuratii.
Written 1 August 2022
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman3,199 contributions
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Oct 2019 • Family
The Martyrs' Square is the largest square in Beirut and the commercial center of the capital, which has witnessed throughout the ages articulated historical events.
The name of the square was not the beginning of the Martyrs' Square, as it was known as the "Bustan Fakhr Al-Din", which commissioned Italian engineers to build palaces from the stones of the palaces of his Enemies..

Then the name of the square changed to Alburj then to “The Tower Square
From a protection tower to the martyrs' execution yard ..
The event in the history of this square was in 1916, when Jamal Pasha, who was known as Al-Saffah, executed 14 Lebanese and Syrian nationals in the square, after the Ottoman Empire lost World War I, accusing them of helping the enemies.

Death sentences were carried out by hanging on May 6, 1916, at the Burj Square in Beirut, and it was called the Martyrs' Square.
Written 1 July 2020
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Kevin R
England, UK73 contributions
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Nov 2019
The history of the civil war tour was most informative and was told on an organised trip to Martyrs Square and other interesting attractions/landmarks. I went during the demos but it was very peaceful and no way did I every feel threatened during my whole stay in Beirut. You do get an adrenaline rush when you go through customs, who wouldn't? We're talking Beirut here. You will have no problem with the taxi drivers as long as you agree the fare but before you get in. If you travel a little, you can see the beautiful unspoiled Lebanese (Mediterranean) coastline and at Byblos there is a very interesting fossil museum. Not to mention the fascinatingly natural Jeita Caves. Lebanon is inspirational.
Written 7 March 2020
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Humaira
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Its the heart of beirut city! Currently there are demonstrations against the government. Its a symbolic place for lebanese people since it has seen so many historical events throughout the years
Written 7 November 2019
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,799 contributions
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Sept 2019
I passed here several times: one time some young macho drivers (are there any other in this dreadful city?) were street racing, one time a small but loud demonstration passed and always there were many taxis blowing their loud horns all the time
Written 8 October 2019
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,240 contributions
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Aug 2019
The Martyr Statue located in the Martyr Square in Downtown Beirut and has enormous significance in recent Lebanese history. The Martyrs are people killed by the Ottomans in the early 1900’s, however, the statue was the demarcation point between the warring sides during the Lebanese Civil War from 1975 to 1990. There are plans to construct a square here that will be the centre piece of the city of Beirut.
Written 26 August 2019
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lorraine g
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
martyrs square is another destination on your city that is well worth a visit whilst in beriut our guide was full of interesting facts regarding this place
Written 16 July 2019
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,815 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Friends
Within the Martyrs’ Square is located a famous sculpture or monument. It is called the Martyrs’ Monument and is in the center of the main square and is adjacent to the Northern Side of the Solider Area of reconstruction in Beirut, Lebanon.
This monument originally was sculptured by an Italian sculptor to commemorate the killing of the first Lebanese during the 1916 Ottoman Period and occupation. This 4 meter high monument shows two women holding hands, supposedly a Moslem and a Christian standing over a coffin with a man lying below. I believe it was originally erected in 1960 in Martyrs’ Square.
During the Lebanese Civil War the monument was riddled with bullet holes and in 1996 the Martyrs’ monument was dismantled and restored. The restoration intentionally preserved the marks of war damage thus making it even more unique as you see the many holes created from the Civil War.
If one is visiting Beirut for the first time you must stop by and view this extremely interesting monument! You will not be sorry trust me on this point.
Written 3 May 2019
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK223 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Not a square, but a rectangular large car park. Noisy traffic circling this place. Lots of building work taking place around it.
Written 1 March 2019
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,307 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Couples
The square was the dividing line between the warring factions during the civil war. Some of the area has been reconstructed, but work is still in progress. The bullet holed Statue of the Martyrs, a memorable to the martyrs executed there under Ottoman rule, is located in the centre of the square and a definite photo opportunity. Nearby is a mosque and there is a view of the sea. There are also some ancient ruins, but no information to say whether they are Phoenician, Roman, or later. There's a lot of traffic in the area, but it's Beirut, there's always lots of traffic.
Written 22 September 2018
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