Deir Al Qamar

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Main Square

Main Square

The main square is a showcase of fine Arab architecture, including the Mosque of Emir Fakhreddine Maan, built in 1493, and, behind it, a cobbler's souq housing touristy shops. Above and behind the souq is a...

Historic Building in Deir Al Qamar

Serail of Youssef Chehab

On the main street opposite the main square is this beautiful 18th-century palace, which now serves as the town hall (look for the two carved lions above the doorway, which represent justice). The entrance leads...

Cafe in Deir Al Qamar

Al Midane

Popular with locals and tourists alike, this cafe on the square has an attractive outdoor terrace and is a great spot to linger over a light meal or coffee. The menu covers pasta, pizza, pita rolls and salads....

Notable Building in Deir Al Qamar


This harmonious khan just above the square was built in the late 16th century and chiefly served as a souq for silk and jewel traders. These days a French cultural centre is installed here.