Originally a residential neighborhood, this street was the location of the demarcation line during the war and was nearly destroyed. New buildings were erected after the war, while the old ones were renovated and now constitute a formidable host of gastronomic excellence. From French bistros, steak houses and traditional Lebanese fare, to better pizza than one can often find in Napoli, if you’re a foodie, Monot is not to be overlooked.


Monot is also home to luscious boutique hotels, offering first-class service, sumptuous decors, and rooftop gardens—the perfect setting for a little break in the afternoon while discovering one of the most enchanting areas of Beirut. 

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USJ Prehistoric Museum

With more than 500 prehistoric items carefully catalogued by Jesuit scholars since the 19th century, the Saint Joseph University prehistory museum...