Gibran Museum
Gibran Museum
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Gaby85🇱🇧🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪
Beirut, Lebanon4,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The Gibran Museum is in Bsharri, North Governorate, 120 kilometers from Beirut at an altitude of 2,193 meters above sea level. It is dedicated to the Lebanese writer, philosopher and artist Khalil Gibran. Founded in 1935, the Gibran Museum possesses 440 original paintings and drawings. It also includes his furniture and belongings from his studio where he lived in New York City. Rare are the paintings that Gibran dated, signed and titled. Entrance fees 200,000 LBP.
Written 8 May 2023
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CasaRoscoe
Ottawa, Canada251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Although Kahil Gibran has a large worldwide following because of his 1923 book The Prophet, he was also a painter and philosopher. Although he lived the bulk of his life in the USA, his desire was to be buried in Lebanon. In 1931 this location - a former monastery - was purchased and Gibran interred the following year. As a museum it doesn't really work, despite significant interest and help from worldwide sources. The guidebook is uninformative, and the museum layout spread over four floors accessible only by stairs. As for the collection itself, the walls are covered with a somewhat disturbing and repetitive series of nudes, and only some lovely pencil sketches hint of significant artistic talent. Unlabelled bookcases filled with what was presumably his book collection are dotted throughout the building. A display case filled with dozens of translated copies of The Prophet gives some sense of his popularity. Those who appreciate Gibran will likely enjoy this museum, but we were not fans.
Written 10 March 2023
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar11,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Around 1.5 hour drive from Lebanon this is a beautiful location for the gallery and resting place of the famous Lebanese Philosopher, painter and Writer Gibran. This is an old converted monastery set up as a gallery for the works of Gibran and his final home village resting place. Very tastefully presented this gives a great insight to the man’s life and works set in this beautiful mountain location. To be respectful of no photographs within the museum. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 March 2023
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Cokina
Beirut, Lebanon579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Only if you are into arts, paintings in particular. Its a small museum but the paintings and the sketches are superb. Not recommended for young children.
Written 3 February 2021
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is a nice place to visit if you read or listen to Khalil Gibran's book 'The Prophet'. It is a small museum but charming. Not many people know that Gibran was also a painter, though let's face the fact he was much more talented as a writer. It is a good idea to visit if you are nea9, it is not a must see place to go here on purpose.
Written 19 February 2020
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Gyan Fernando
Exeter, UK6,594 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you have read the book "The Prophet" by Gibran you would love this place. Otherwise it is so-so.
Most of the exhibits consist of his artwork and photography is not allowed.
His grave is in the basement.
Written 27 January 2020
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Although better known as a writer, Gibran was also a painter. His house is full of his paintings (no photos allowed). Nothing is really marked but it is interesting to see how he lived. HIs tomb is in the basement of the house.
Written 5 January 2020
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MartinO0o7
Granada, Spain151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The museum consists of various sketches and paintings of Khalil Gibran. We can also find here some objects that belonged to him, and some of his letters. Definitely the best moment of the visit is when you can sit in the crypt where the greatest Lebanese poet is buried. Do it with one of his books in your hand... after a while you will understand better his epitaph "I am alive like you / and I now stand beside you / close your eyes and look / around you you will see me / in front of you".

NB No photography nor filming is allowed inside the museum.
Written 8 December 2019
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Nuala W
Manchester284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Reviewing the museum is difficult for me as I found some of the paintings to be very disturbing. Having said that, if you are interested in Gebran, there are plenty of paintings to see here. You can explore on your own with a guidebook and take as long or short a time as suits you. You also have the opportunity to visit Gebran's tomb.
Written 10 November 2019
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EmanA
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Visiting this museum was such an amazing experience! Got to see original artworks and handwritten letters as well as his resting place! And the view from the mountain was stunning
Written 9 October 2019
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