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InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut

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Inspire Your Wanderlust

Beirut means 'the wells' in the Phoenician language. The name refers to the abundant underground water supply that existed in the city at the time of the Phoenicians who presided over an ancient civilisation and trade network in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Soak In Your Surroundings

Roman Baths

Corniche, Beirut,

Uncovered in 1968, the thermal baths were covered with ruins during the Lebanese war. After the war, the site became a spot of extensive excavations. The garden hosts open-air festivals and musical shows.

Saint Georges Cathedral

Considered one of the oldest buildings in the city, the cathedral is built on the ruins of a church that goes back to Crusaders and Byzantine structures.

Mohammad Al Amin Mosque

Also referred to as the Blue Mosque, it is located in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut. Inspired by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, it was built by former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, who is buried beside it.

Jeita Grotto

A complex of caves in the foothills of Mount Lebanon inhabited in prehistoric times, the Jeita Grotto is a Lebanese national symbol and a finalist in the new 7 Wonders of Nature competition.

National Museum

Founded in 1919 with a small group of ancient artifacts, which had been collected by Raymond Weill, a French officer stationed in Lebanon, these objects were displayed in one of the rooms of the German Deaconesses building in Georges Picot Street in Beirut. This exhibition hall served as a temporary museum before they finally came to rest in the National Museum site in 1942.

Jezzine

Jezzine is Lebanon’s hub for nature tourism due to its stunning Mountain View, pine forests and waterfalls. Come summertime, the town and surrounding area become a getaway for visitors escaping the summer heat and looking for a fresh mountain escape. The southern town of Jezzine is renowned for its ornate firebird cutlery. Made of elaborately inlaid bone and a phoenix-shaped handle, the design of the firebird changes from family to family but the story is the same.

Beiteddine

Beitddeine, "House Of Faith", is Lebanon's greatest treasure. It is known for ots palace which was built by Emir Bechir II Chehab. Visitors were mostly fascinated by the museum, since it exposes the Canaanite Phoenician works of art, a wide collection of medieval arms, traditional costumes and jewelers, mainly in silver.

Byblos

The oldest continuously inhabited town in the world still looks like the ancient Phoenician port it was a few hundred years ago. It holds recently restored medieval souks, where visitors can shop for souvenirs. Around the ancient port, lie a number of restaurants offering mainly seafood with various local and international specialities.

Harissa

Standing with her arms outspread over the azure waters ofJounieh Bay, Our Lady of Lebanon is one of the country’s most recognizable landmarks, a symbol of hope for Lebanon’s community. Called Harissa (“Guardian”) by the Lebanese, this massive, 22-ton bronze statue of the Virgin Mary was imported from France during the 19th century and constructed atop the lush green mountain that begins from the lowlands around Jounieh Bay and soars into the sky.

Tyre

Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Dido. The city has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome which was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

Douma

Douma bears all the hallmarks of a traditional Lebanese village, with its quaint houses, noise-free streets and charming souk. Douma witnessed different civilizations including ancient Greece, ancient Rome and Turkey. However, the Ottoman Empire left the largest impact on Douma's inhabitants.

The Cedars

Simply known as The Cedars, this resort settlement in Lebanon’s highest range is one of the most dramatically beautiful spots in the country. Its centerpiece is an ancient grove of cedars, a tree synonymous for millennia with Lebanon itself. Just below The Cedars is the town of Bsharre, birthplace of Gibran Khalil Gibran, author of international bestseller The Poet.

Baalbeck

This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. During Roman times the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. With its colossal structures, it is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee.

Qannoubine Valley

One of the jewels of nature in North Lebanon, the valley of Qannoubine begins at an altitude of 900 meters and finally reaches 1,900 up on the slope of Qornet es-Sawda. It is indeed a holy valley, one where every rock, stone, pebble, trunk, tree and grain of earth bears the imprints of a great past civilization, that of the cenobia where cenobite monks lived in small communities, whereas the hermits lived alone.

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