Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Beirut

National Museum of Beirut

Located on the former Green Line, this is Beirut's major cultural institution and is an essential stop for all visitors to the city. Its impressive, magnificently displayed collection of archaeological artefacts off…
Historic Site in Byblos

Archaeological Site

A restored 12th-century Crusader castle surrounded by a 10m-wide dry moat is located just inside the entrance to Byblos' atmospheric archaeological site, which incorporates Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Greek and Roman r…
Museum in Chouf Mountains

Beiteddine Palace

One of the highlights of the Chouf mountains is the early 19th-century Beiteddine Palace, located in the otherwise unexceptional Beiteddine village around 50km southeast of Beirut.Sitting majestically on a hill surr…
Cave in Mount Lebanon

Jeita Grotto

One of the Middle East's greatest natural wonders, the stunning Jeita Grotto cave system extends around 6km into the mountains 18km northeast of Beirut. Discovered in 1836 and opened as a tourist attraction in 1969,…
Archaeological Site in Baalbek

Baalbek Ruins

The highlights of this stupendous site are its three temples: the Temple of Jupiter, completed around 60 AD; the Temple of Bacchus, known in Roman times as the ‘small temple’ and completed around 150 AD; and the muc…
Museum in South Lebanon

Resistance Tourist Landmark

An intriguing mix of memorial, museum and theme park, this resistance monument at Mleeta, on Mt A'mel near Nabatieh, has been established to celebrate Hezbollah's fight against the Israeli occupation of Lebanon duri…
Archaeological Site in Bekaa Valley

Umayyad City

The 1300-year-old Umayyad City is the best-preserved Islamic archaeological site in Lebanon. It comprises the remains of a walled settlement, discovered by accident in the 1940s by archaeologists who were digging do…
Nature Reserve in Chouf Mountains

Shouf Biosphere Reserve

The largest of Lebanon’s three natural protectorates, the Shouf Biosphere Reserve comprises an incredible 5% of Lebanon’s total land area, is the largest natural cedar reserve in the country, and has more than 250km…
Museum in Beirut

Robert Mouawad Private Museum

The world would be a poorer place if it didn't host idiosyncratic cultural institutions such as this one. Conceived and funded by jeweller and collector Robert Mouawad to showcase his magnificent and eclectic collec…
Archaeological Site in Tyre

Al-Mina Archaeological Site

Dating to the 3rd millennium BC, these atmospheric ruins cover a large area leading down to an ancient submerged harbour. Highlights include a street paved with geometrical Roman and Byzantine mosaics, on each side …