Beiteddine Travel Guide

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The Palace of Beiteddine makes one of the most popular day trips from Beirut. The road leading up to the palace is beautiful. It leads through the Chouf Mountains and you get great views.

The palace was completed in the early 1800s. It was designed by Italian architects and made by local artisans.

The palace is quite complex. Terraces, courtyards, small passages and rooms: you never know where you are and you haven't got a clue hot get out again. Don’t even try until you’ve seen at least the baths, the kitchens, the harem, the reception room and the nicely landscaped gardens.

There are several museums and exhibitions on site including the Ethnographic Museum the Joumblatt Memorial Exhibit (honoring the late Druze leader) and a nice collection of Byzantine mosaics displayed in the former stables.

In addition, do not forget the famous Beiteddine festival that has become a tradition every year. If you're a fan of Music, Culture, Art and Beauty and happen to be in the neighbourhood during July and August, make sure to pass by and enjoy one of summers' richest in entertainment evenings.


May 19, 2006 change by giorgio

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