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Don't annoy the soldiers

The centre of the 'old' city, people come here just to hang out. Always a military presence though... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Doha, Qatar
Place de Ghost town

Once you get past the rusted metal obstacles, crooked fences and barbed wire that surrounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The centre of the 'old' city, people come here just to hang out. Always a military presence though. In close proximity to the grand sites of Beirut, worth taking a walk through.

Thank Captain_Condor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you get past the rusted metal obstacles, crooked fences and barbed wire that surrounds downtown area, you are welcomed by soldiers and other weird armed looking men... only to find yourself surrounded by a bunch of empty abandoned stores and buildings, with scouring bearded...More

Thank Weees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone interested in the history of Beirut, this place is a must. The clocktower is iconic, and is steps away from historic mosques, churches, and Roman ruins. The Lebanese parliament, various ministries, chic boutiques and cafes - what more do you need?

Thank irishenka2008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so nice to go there on a weekend morning … so calm and peaceful … sitting in one of the cafes around the place de l'etoile you can enjoy breakfast or an espresso or a cup of tea enjoying the view of all the marvelous...More

Thank foodgemini
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Place de L'etoile is right next to the Parliament and packed with security men but do not disturb anyone. There is nothing special about the Place except the various over priced cafes and restaurants next to it> Overall recommended if you are in the...More

2  Thank AOmeiri
Reviewed 7 December 2017

once a vivid square, circulation in the area was forbidden following the first signs of public revolt during the arab spring - the square, one of the few public open areas in beirut, was where young protesters used to gather. access to the square is...More

Thank Bruno C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Very nice area in the center of Beirut, particularly in the evening. Lot's of nice cafes, interesting shops, restaurants. Pleasant walk.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Beautiful spot, nice to walk, nice to make photos. On a sunny day take your time, sit down, have a coffee and a shisha.

Thank HONkiev
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It is always tempting in every city in the world to check the main square, the very downtown hoping to see the really old houses and trying to feel yourself travelled in time. Unfortunately Beirut has a difficult history: a civil war ruined plenty of...More

Thank Olga A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

There are a few people front of the clock tower. The cafes are empty. We didn't understand why people don't prefer to go. less than 300-400 meters Beirut Souks is very crowded. You can find shisha cafes at the square.

Thank Can B
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