Beirut is the capital and largest city in Lebanon. Located on a peninsula on Lebanon’s coastline with the Mediterranean sea, Beirut serves as the country's main seaport. Beirut’s Metropolitan area is the city’s focal point of cultural life with its entertainment, cultural activities and abundant nightlife.
Surrounded by the Lebanon mountains, Beirut's beauty lies In its scenery of the mountains and its coastline. Beirut has plenty of sightseeing, shopping, nightlife and exquisite cuisine to keep tourists busy and entertained.
Beirut's history extends back more than 5000 years. The city has seen many diverse rulings and eras, including Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman and Arab. Each era greatly influenced the city, whether through education, culture or architecture, making Beirut what it Is today.
After Lebanon achieved Independence in 1943, Beirut became the capital. At that time, it remained an intellectual capital of the Arab world and followed by becoming a financial center for the Arab world.
Being a Mediterranean city, Beirut's climate Is characterized by a hot and rain-free summer, pleasant fall and spring, and a cool, rainy winter. August is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 29°C (84°F), while January and February are the coldest months with an average temperature of 10°C (5o°F). Snow in Beirut is rare and usually occurs without accumulation.
Places to visit :
Beit ed-Dine Palace
Lady of Harissa
Temples of Baalbek
Did you know :
Due to its beauty and European influences, Beirut is often regarded as the Paris of the East.