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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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lovely square

we visited the square at the weekend and it was empty ,the place was very quite and enjoyed playing with the pigeons ,the square very beautiful and peacful ,you are surrounded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aida e
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited the square at the weekend and it was empty ,the place was very quite and enjoyed playing with the pigeons ,the square very beautiful and peacful ,you are surrounded with historical buildings everywhere

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Thank aida e
London, United Kingdom
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639 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a shame the square isn't running at its usual bustling self as it could very well compare to any square in Paris! It's architecturally stunning! But it's just lifeless these days although there are still some good restaurants just off the square. Maybe the life comes back in the summer...?

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Thank MFC31
Beirut, Lebanon
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302 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This place used to gather ppl and tourists from 4 corners of the country and the world. Most famous for its proximity to the parlimant and the scattered shops and restaurants all over. Unfortunately given the situation the place is i total lockdown and all business hv fleed the place. Before that the place was a must visit at all... More 

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Thank Manuel M
Alexandria, Egypt
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Due to security reasons the Lebanese army forces closed and blocked any accessibility to this place. Here's a trick though ;) Say you're going to Egypt Air office to change your flight. They'll let you in.. you can sneak a picture or two but don't let them see you haha Enjoy this wonderful square <3

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Thank OmarPaketa
Beirut, Lebanon
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353 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Inspired by its French counterpart, Nejmeh Square is a pedestrian zone that combines French, Oriental and modern influences. The square is bordered by restaurants, cafés, mosques and cathedrals, as well as the Lebanese Parliament building, and is a junction between several restored souks, and as such is one of the most shared public spaces in Beirut, popular with families and... More 

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Thank Manoul
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167 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Every where close than Beirut downtown was destroyed in the Lebanon war (2006). The place is good to spend your time drink a coffee and appreciate all building, included the lebanese parliament.

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Thank Raphael F
Sydney
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1,482 reviews
734 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This area is closed off from vehicular traffic by military checkpoints which means only foot traffic. As parliament was in session we could not take photos of the parliament buildings but no restrictions for anywhere else. Some beautiful architecture is evident in the area and the clock tower makes for some interesting night photos. One thing is that the soldiers... More 

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Thank Tony W
Berlin, Germany
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

While the big crowds are gone, still an impressive place with a lot of history. Sit in a sidewalk cafe and wath people passing by.

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Thank karld535
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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359 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

In first place we had to pass a military check point to access downtown. Secondly, the central square was completely deserted. No one around. Nice buildings, an orthodox church, some ruins but also a eerie feeling. It is a shame, locals told us that it used to be very crowded and spectacular.

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Thank Andrea_Detto
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188 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I always enjoy a good walk there with my children, since no cars are allowed there, they can play with the pigeons.

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Thank Roger C

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