Hotels in Beirut
Tourism in Beirut
Beirut is protected by the Mediterranean Sea and by Mount Lebanon, which gives it a special character that defines the geography, lay-out and climate of the city. Its climate is warm throughout the whole year, but the high summer temperatures make it uncomfortable to stay too long in the city. Winter is the season with the highest rainfall, due to its location and its strong Mediterranean character.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Beirut is its tolerant attitude to religion. It is one of the most open-minded cities in the Middle East insofar as religion is concerned. Followers of the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish faiths live together peacefully in Beirut. All this converts the city into a multicultural and diversified place in which the streets of Beirut are adorned with a wealth of different colours and traditions.
Visiting Beirut is like passing through the gateway to Lebanon, where gastronomy, religion and art are all ingredients that attract the most curious of visitors. However, all those who wish to explore the history and culture of this country in greater depth should not miss the opportunity to visit Anjar, where the ruined city of Umayyad stands, Baalbeck, an ancient city that has been declared a world heritage site, the ancient city of Byblos, the town of Deir el Qamar, the holy valley of Qadisha or the cedars of Arz Al Rab, the countrys most emblematic site. The cities of Beirut and Tripoli are not to be missed, since they are the two great cities in which the main trading and leisure activities take place and where the most important national museums can be found. Lebanon, a land that has not yet been explored in full, is definitely one of the best options for all those who adore the Middle East.