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Address: rue al-Moutran, Sidon, Lebanon

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The best thing I did in Lebanon.

Knowing my background with my skin, I always hard dry skin and now that I have bought natural olive soap with different textures like amber and lavender my skin is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Agam P
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Knowing my background with my skin, I always hard dry skin and now that I have bought natural olive soap with different textures like amber and lavender my skin is absolutely amazing. Also very interesting in site of how the soap is made in Lebanon and I would definitely recommend visiting the soap museum to anyone.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This complex has been fully redone by the Audi bank so money was no object and it shows. It has been meticulously restored, and includes a cafe where you can sit and get away from the hubub of the souk.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

They will explain it here, in Audi Soap Museum. It has nothing to do with German cars! We sis the tour in French but I´m sure they speak English too. As it was a weekend, the place was full of school children. Helas, the choice of soaps to buy in the boutique was very, very limited.

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Thank vitaf757
Shanghai Region, China
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

it's so nicely designed and i arrived a little late, the museum was going to close,but the staffs were quite friendly. it's inside the old souq of Sidon, if you visit there, be sure to visit this museum, it's really worth a visit, it's so interesting to know the history of making soaps and hamam tradition also.

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Patna, India
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

if you're in Sidon, you have to visit the soap museum. The location and architecture alone are worth the visit. But it's also interesting to learn something more about the history of soap.

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Thank fozjon
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Tour was a wonderful, detailed explanation of the soap making process and why the family founding this museum is a community icon (translation: rich bankers). However, museum gift shop had only about 50 bars of two kinds of soap on sale post-tour. That's like a celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay giving you a tour of his kitchen, then sitting you down... More 

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Thank AV M
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

It's a beautiful restored place where you can get some information about soap making as well as very few kinds of soap (i would have liked more) but i would have expected something more from a "museum". It's a nice place to see if you are ever in Sidon but not a must.

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Thank Onoufrios-Dovletis
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I went to saida especially for that museum. After I heard about it from Lebanese friend. And it didn't disappoint me when I was there. It was nice to see the museum with the helpful museum's guide and friendly. We took a look of all the process of the soap manufacturing. And the important part after the tour the shop... More 

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Thank Mohamed I
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

The soap museum is one of the best places to visit in Seidon. You can watch all steps of the traditional soap production and there is a shop nearby where you can buy all kinds of soap with different scents which are all very nice.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

arriving through the old souk adds to the charm. Through narrow alleys you arrive to the back entrance. The museum is spectacular. Everything that has to do with the art of soap making in the middle east. Olive oil, eucalyptus, bay leaves... you are guided through the whole process in a beautiful building. Do take the time to visit the... More 

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