Beirut is a gateway destination that allows you to get under the skin of the Middle East.
A melting pot of various cultures, Beirut's face being truly of eastern diversity. This is a city to travel to for something completely different from its colonial mosques in the central downtown, the modern Gemmayzeh neighborhood already and the Green Line, yet bitter memories tug at the city.
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On your first visit to Beirut you are going to be left with the idea that it hides its identity, but at a close look you will recognize a city of many faces. In fact, Beirut has too many to describe at once, so you should start from its very beginning to capture the true character of the city.
It was during Roman times that the small city of Beirut was referred to as the main crossing in the area. But the city sustained itself through more than trade and was a home to the first school of law. The city grew in terms of business with spice and silk trade and was lifted to the prominence of the intellectual center of the Arab world by the 19th century.
After the First World War Beirut changed hands to French and served as the capital of the State of Greater Lebanon. As soon as the state turned into independent republic, the city of Beirut began to take the shape of wealthy capital.
In addition, Beirut is among those rare destinations that along with Berlin suffered from division. The Civil War literally split Beirut in two until the city recovered its former potential in the 1990s as a tourist playground.
It means that today you may indulge in Beirut's culture. Attractions include;
Place de l'Etoile, built by the French in the early 20th century
Sursock Museum, an example of the 8th century Lebanese architecture
Sanayeh Park, located in the downtown this park is a real green gem to take it easy
Beirut Art Center, the exhibition space for artworks by local artists
Jeita Grotto is made up of two limestone caves that offer unforgettable experiences while touring it
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