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Address: Gemmayzeh Street, Beirut, Lebanon

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We were walking around the city, and found the stairs by chance, yes it's just a bunch of stairs but it is a great place for taking plenty of beautiful pictures,and it doesn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
fereshte k
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are just stairs colored...you can climb there to reach other areas I'm Achrafieh Beirut...they are very old that's why they're famous...you can access them from gemmayze area where you can find many bars and clubs...sometimes they do events on the stairs such as painting exhibitions by Lebanese artists and it's good to see...

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We were walking around the city, and found the stairs by chance, yes it's just a bunch of stairs but it is a great place for taking plenty of beautiful pictures,and it doesn't take much of you time.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

L'Escalier de L'Art, also known as the L'Escalier de Saint-Nicolas is a public stairway in Beirut, Lebanon. It is located in the Achrafieh district, providing a pedestrian link between Rue Gouraud and Rue Sursock uphill.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I am sure in spring and summer this place is much more alive and colorful than in a winter day in December, but they are just simple stairs. We used them to reach the Nicolas Sursock Museum fro Gemmayze Street. Do not expect something breathtaking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Is a functional and used part of the city...good place to rest and get a few clicks....but essential a walking path of stairs rather than an attraction...but somehow gives me a great image of Beirut as I sit there and see people walking up and down

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's stairs, after all. We climbed them up to the street on which you find the Sursock Museum. There's some interesting graffiti along the way.

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Stayed at Mesh Mosh hotel just beside the stairway. Love couples at night, friends chilling together at daytime. Some boutiques, art graffity with a political message at the end towards Gemmayze street. A cool place for chilling without traffic noise.

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Thank Camilla A
Europe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

cool shill place just to sit and relax while travelling through Beirut small streets, nothing extremely special, but just a nice sit.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We passed from there while strolling around with my friends in July 2016 and we keep wonder why these place is a must see in Beirut. It is just stairs, you can seat there under the shadow and watch some people also passing by. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Thank Vasileios P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Watched independent films during the Cabriolet International film festival on the steps. Don't forget to visit the la Grand Mishmosh hotel on the way up.

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