The Saraya (Serail)

The Old Serail, or municipality house, in the old part of town dates back to 1885. This beautiful historic building is a mix of European and Oriental styles characteristic of the Ottoman period. Its ground floor was once used as a local prison, but today the building serves as the town hall and a museum venerating Zahle's rich cultural history.

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