Horsh Beirut - حرج بيروت
This is one of the last big parks in Beirut that are left over. As so many places in this city, this place has as well a historical story. This park is located on the green line which used to separate the fighting neighbourhoods. After many years of being closed for any citizens, it is finally again…
Beirut's only remaining green space actually big enough to escape the traffic. Enter on the northeast side, about one third of the way up from Tayouneh circle.
Stroll down Badaro Main Street to the Tayyouneh Round-About and you’ve arrived to Beirut’s largest green space, remnants of the pine forest that once surrounded the city before it expanded to become the country's capital during the 20th century. Jog, read, suntan or have a small picnic, a bit of…
Beirut's only park. Might have to do some sneaking to get in, but you're resourceful and I believe in you :)
Beirut's park. open from 7AM till 2PM on weekdays, and from 7AM till 7PM on weekends.
“Beirut art center (bac) is a non-profit association, space and platform dedicated to experimental art in Beirut, Lebanon. Along with its main exhibition space, bac has an auditorium, spaces for meeting and discussing, a terrace, but also a huge collection of films from artists of the region, the mediatheque, and a bookshop. bac also organizes regular educational activities in addition to lectures, concerts, performances, film and video screenings and workshops. the center is located in an industrial zone that visitors can access from all over the city. it is an independent, stand-alone building with 1,500 square meters of space divided across two floors with a terrace”
“Independent movies and movie festivals often in partnership with cultural institutions and embassies.”
“The castle was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century from indigenous limestone and the remains of Roman structures. The finished structure was surrounded by a moat. It belonged to the Genoese Embriaco family, whose members were the Lords of Gibelet. Saladin captured the town and castle in 1188 and partially dismantled the walls in 1190. Later, the Crusaders recaptured Byblos and rebuilt the fortifications of the castle in 1197. In 1369, the castle had to fend off an attack from Cypriot vessels from Famagusta. The Byblos Castle has distinguished historical buildings for neighbors. Nearby stand a few Egyptian temples, the Phoenician royal necropolis and the Roman amphitheatre.”
“I like this restaurant, the pizza is very good, also you should try the melanzane alla parmigiana! yumm”