Kesrouan

Just off the highway northeast of Beirut lies the Kesrouan District, with its unique combination of coastal cities and rocky mountain villages. Some say the name Kesrouan derives from an early Persian clan that once settled in the region. Diverse attractions await you, with historic villages like Adma, memorable picturesque scenery in towns like Faitroun, bustling nightlife, old stone souks, and cable car rides up the mountain from Jounieh. Be sure to carve out some time to visit these and many more of Kesrouan’s colorful towns and dramatic scenery. 

Things to do

Our Lady of Lebanon - Harissa

A huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon or Notre Dame du Liban/Harissa, with her arms outstretched adorns the...

Teleferique Jounieh

You’ll see the yellow cable cars of the teleferique overhead when you drive north from Beirut. Operating since 1965, the teleferique takes passengers...

Jounieh

Between Beirut and Byblos is the coastal town of Jounieh, which has a spectacular bay with mountains rising just behind it.   Jounieh is known for...

Chateau Musar

Housed in an 18th century castle in Ghazir, Chateau Musar is the best-known winery in Lebanon among international circles of dedicated oenophiles....

The Old Souk Museum

This museum is located in a private craftsman's house in the souk and sells old crafts and souvenirs. Contact information: Zouk Mkayel, near...

The Hall of Fame

Open since 2002, the Hall of Fame in Zouk Mosbeh is the only museum in the world with animatronic wax and silicone statues of world-famous cultural,...

Our Lady of Bzoummar Convent Museum

This convent includes a small museum that holds valuable Egyptian, Phoenician, and Armenian relics. The collection also includes ancient clothes and...

Nahr al-Kalb "The Dog's River"

Nahr al-Kalb is a river that springs from a source near Jeita Grotto and runs down to the Mediterranean Sea. Army generals and conquerors of the past...