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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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Too bad no longer a hype!

This place used to gather ppl and tourists from 4 corners of the country and the world. Most famous for its proximity to the parlimant and the scattered shops and restaurants all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Manuel M
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Beirut, Lebanon
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London, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a map, this looks like a must-do: a centrally-located square in an important part of town...so of course, I went. The square is quite charming: it constitutes a wide swathe of the city that is being re-modelled by Solidere, the developer. Yet, there is a sinister quality about this place: it sits in the restricted zone that is closed... More 

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Thank DukeTroy
Beirut, Lebanon
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300 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to gather ppl and tourists from 4 corners of the country and the world. Most famous for its proximity to the parlimant and the scattered shops and restaurants all over. Unfortunately given the situation the place is i total lockdown and all business hv fleed the place. Before that the place was a must visit at all... More 

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Thank Manuel M
Alexandria, Egypt
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to security reasons the Lebanese army forces closed and blocked any accessibility to this place. Here's a trick though ;) Say you're going to Egypt Air office to change your flight. They'll let you in.. you can sneak a picture or two but don't let them see you haha Enjoy this wonderful square <3

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Thank OmarPaketa
Beirut, Lebanon
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341 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Inspired by its French counterpart, Nejmeh Square is a pedestrian zone that combines French, Oriental and modern influences. The square is bordered by restaurants, cafés, mosques and cathedrals, as well as the Lebanese Parliament building, and is a junction between several restored souks, and as such is one of the most shared public spaces in Beirut, popular with families and... More 

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Thank Manoul
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163 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Every where close than Beirut downtown was destroyed in the Lebanon war (2006). The place is good to spend your time drink a coffee and appreciate all building, included the lebanese parliament.

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Thank Raphael F
Sydney
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1,441 reviews
715 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This area is closed off from vehicular traffic by military checkpoints which means only foot traffic. As parliament was in session we could not take photos of the parliament buildings but no restrictions for anywhere else. Some beautiful architecture is evident in the area and the clock tower makes for some interesting night photos. One thing is that the soldiers... More 

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Thank Tony W
Berlin, Germany
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

While the big crowds are gone, still an impressive place with a lot of history. Sit in a sidewalk cafe and wath people passing by.

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Thank karld535
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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355 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

In first place we had to pass a military check point to access downtown. Secondly, the central square was completely deserted. No one around. Nice buildings, an orthodox church, some ruins but also a eerie feeling. It is a shame, locals told us that it used to be very crowded and spectacular.

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Thank Andrea_Detto
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188 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I always enjoy a good walk there with my children, since no cars are allowed there, they can play with the pigeons.

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Thank Roger C
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Before this place was crowded with people and tourist but now not much people there I don't no why but I hope they will re-arrange the place again for tourist.

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