Beirut is a city of discovery; and there’s never been a better time to get under the skin of the capital. With the support of the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, we highlight 20 of the top things to do.
If you’re a culture enthusiast, Beirut will not disappoint you. We uncover some of the city’s brightest jewels.
If Beirut had a soundtrack, it would be the rhythmic clanging of construction. It is an ever-evolving city, with new hipster bars, luxury high-rises, and trendy spots popping up every day.
Though many remain unknown, statues reveal the vibrant history and iconic figures of Lebanon.
An iconic landmark in the heart of the city, Beirut Hippodrome continues its 100-year horse racing tradition.
From its old crumbling heritage buildings to the narratives of its shop owners, Basta seems stuck in another time, and yet it remains full of life.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in a city as chaotic as Beirut, especially if you’re a first-time visitor. But if you know where to go, you’ll quickly get to grips with the captivating capital and realize how eclectic — and compelling — it really is.
Zawarib takes us on a walk to discover the area, from Bechara el Khoury Avenue to Ahmad Daouk Street, where we learn more about this historically significant yet undervalued part of the city.
In search of a good book to read? Culture enthusiast and blogger Nadine Chemali browses the shelves of libraries in Beirut that are open to the public.
Beit El Hamra, Souk el Tayeb’s latest guesthouse, is the perfect retreat for visitors seeking peace and quiet in the heart of the capital.