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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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Cozy and peaceful

One of my favorite places in Beirut. But it was so calm and coul not see so much people. when you are close to the watch tower you can see a lot of historical places belong to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sevilay Y
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Catalunya
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402 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big disappointment. I thougt it was the center of Beirut... But now is full of barricades, to stop cars, vehicles, and it is empty of people. The Clock Tower it is not beauiful. What a pity!

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Thank llampec
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places in Beirut. But it was so calm and coul not see so much people. when you are close to the watch tower you can see a lot of historical places belong to the different cultures. A must visit place.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Sadly this area has been abandoned in terms of restaurants and shops but you still have the beautiful St Georges Cathedral not to be misse!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

With the pedestrianised heart of the city blocked off at each access point by fences manned by armed soldiers, it's not the most inviting place - at first we weren't even sure if we were allowed in. That probably accounts for the lack of people you see, which has its own charms I suppose, and makes it easier to take... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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163 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Somewhat surreal with the police barriers at the entry points to the area and the relatively deserted streets, but worth at least a stroll through. Place de L'Ecole Restaurant and Cafe is a convenient place to take a break, right in front of the clock tower. You may do more pigeon-watching than people-watching here, though!

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Oslo
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place is one of the "secrets" of Beirut. Closed off due to the protests of last year, the authorities had it closed down. As a consequence, most of the shops had to close as the customers disappeared. Now it is possible to enter the area, and the abscence of cars makes it one of the most quiet and clean... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Everything is closed in the area. Only few ( two or three) shops and restaurants were opened. Soldiers were guarding and nothing else! Maybe some days had a glorious nights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

You must go here to see the downtown area and shopping. Beautiful Mosques, and churches side by side .

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Beirut, Lebanon
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90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This square is mostly blocked for Lebanese people and there is really not much to see. I remember there were some super expensive restaurants that used to over-charge tourists, I don't know if they're still there.

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Thank Ahmad E
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

this place summarizes everything terrible in this country: a fake place, built to impress tourists and nothing more. it always reminds me of these impressing yet uninhabited buildings that North Korea built on the borders with the South. most Lebanese can't access this place most of the time. a terrible place to be..seriously. Go 1 km away and enjoy other... More 

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