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Things to do

Lebanese Sweets

This is a selected list of traditional Lebanese sweets you’ll find in restaurants and sweet shops across the country. These are traditional...

Art Scene

A large part of Lebanon’s allure is its strong cultural commitment to the arts, and in the last decade the art scene in Beirut has exploded, becoming...

Wine

Tour The Breathtaking Vineyards Of Lebanon   Lebanon has one of the oldest wine cultures in the world, dating back 5,000 years when the Phoenicians...

Tabekh

Tabekh literally means “cooking,” but it’s common usage is generally meant to refer to the sort of meals that remind you of home—comfort foods, such...

Labneh, Laban and Shanklish

Labneh is the Levantine cousin of crème fraîche and sour cream. It’s made by straining yogurt and is often served with a drizzle of olive oil and...

Foul, Balila, Msabhah, and Fatteh

These classic legume dishes can be found at fawwals, which means “foul maker.” You’ll know one when you see the huge metal pots steaming away with...

Manakeesh, Lahem Ba’ajin and Kaak

Manakeesh (the ‘k’ is essentially silent) is a classic street food, and you’ll find this delicious breakfast food in furns (ovens) in every city,...

Kibbeh, Fatayer, and Savory Pastries

Kibbeh has so many variations it’s impossible to list them all here, but the basic concept behind this beloved Levantine starter (though also served...

Bekaa

Terbol Museum

This eco-museum in the Bekaa is under the direction of the National Heritage Foundation. It is an old Levantine farmhouse that belongs to the Rami...

Lebanese Heritage House of Artist Samir Fahed Chamoun

This museum features a broad and distinguished collection of old weapons, ancient stones, pillars and crowns. The museum also exhibits wooden works...

Miraculous Lady Monastery Museum

This monastery contains a small museum exhibiting religious objects, old stones and pottery, crosses engraved on stone, agricultural tools and a nice...

Heritage Museum of Salim Araji

The Salim Araji Museum exhibits an extensive collection of ancient daggers, spears and swords. Visitors will also find an interesting variety of...

Fayrouz Chamoun Centre of Arts and Culture

This center includes a wide collection of ancient armaments; pistols, bows, arrows, spears, shields, swords, etc. Visitors can also view stone crowns...

Emile Hannouche Museum

The Emile Hannouche museum showcases Lebanese plastic arts and Melkite oriental icons. The site was built by a French family in 1918, at the...

Domaine Wardy

A multi-award-winning winery in Zahle, Domaine Wardy is one of Lebanon’s largest and most prominent wine producers. The Wardy family bought the...

Domaine de Baal

Growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc on roughly eight hectares at 1,200 meters above sea level...

Nabatieh

Mleeta Museum

The Mleeta Museum chronicles the resistance to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon starting in 1982. It’s a quite modern museum, well designed...

Beirut

Sursock Museum

The Nicolas Sursock Museum is a contemporary art museum housed in an opulent 1912 Venetian Italianate Sursock family mansion on Sursock Street in...

Beirut Holidays Festival

Beirut Holidays is a series of summer concerts and shows held in Beirut Souks. Launched in 2012, the festival brings together diverse musical...

AUB Archeological Museum

The AUB Archaeological Museum is the third-oldest museum in the Near East, after Cairo and Constantinople, opening in 1902.   Guided tours are...

Mim Museum

Even if you think you’re not interest in minerals, this collection will stun and transfix you. Housed in a gorgeous, ultra-modern underground space,...

Planet Discovery

Planet Discovery is a children's museum in Souk Ayyas in Beirut Souks. The museum is home to a variety of exhibitions on science and technology and...

AUB Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum at American University of Beirut exhibits an unprecedented collection of specimens of plants and animals from Lebanon and...

USJ Prehistoric Museum

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

Beirut Souks

The Beirut Souks is a reconstructed shopping strip in the Beirut Central District consisting of a complex of alleys and pathways. The old souks were...

North Lebanon

Domaine S. Najem

Salim and Hiba Najim started producing red wine in addition to their olive oil and arak in Chabtine, Batroun, in the early 1990’s. The couple have...

Coteaux de Bortys

In the village of Eddeh, Coteaux de Botrys overlooks the city of Batroun and the sea and has been producing red wines and arak since 1998, and a 300-...

Clos du Phoenix

Clos du Phoenix is a family winery with six hectares in the small village of Eddeh, Batroun, where its grapes enjoy clay and limestone and the...

Chateau Sanctus Domaine Marmama

Ramez Aouad’s vineyards sit at 900 meters above sea level and the land has been in the family for a century. This boutique winery produces just 12,...

Batroun Mountains Winery & Vineyards

Batroun Mountains is an organic winery owned and operated by the Hark family, in the mountains of Batroun District across six towns at altitudes...

Aurora Winery

Located in the northern village of Rachkedde, Batroun, Aurora Winery is a family-owned boutique winery dedicated to handcrafted wines using...

Ehdeniyat International Festival

Ehden, known among locals as “The Garden of Eden,” has been putting together a town festival called Ehdeniyat every summer since 2004. It has...

Batroun International Festival

The coastal city of Batroun has been hosting its own summer international music and cultural festival since 2009. It has had the honor of showcasing...

Mount Lebanon

St. Michael Winery

A boutique winery in the village of Maasser al-Chouf, in the foothills of Mount Lebanon, St. Michael’s makes a wide variety of wines and other...

Nabise Winery

In Mazraat Yashouh, Mount Lebanon, owner Nazih Metni works a 300-year-old vineyard planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah,...

Chateau Isaac

Chateau Isaac is a boutique winery with vineyards in Deir al-Ahmar,  northern Bekaa, and vinification and bottling in Torzaya. It’s in a relatively...

Iris Domain

Iris Domain is named after the endangered Sofarana Iris, which is endemic to the Lebanese highlands. The estate vineyards range between 1,000 and 1,...

Domaine Mar Chaaya

Located in Brummana, Metn, Mar Chaaya Monastery is home to the Antonin Maronite Order, which was founded in 1700 by Maronite Patriarch Gabriel...

Chateau Wadih

Chateau Wadih produces a unique probiotic red wine, created by owner Dr Bou Younes, who named his winery after his son, Wadih, who went on to become...

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....

Chateau Florentine

Château Florentine, opened in 1997, overlooks the village of Majdel Maouche in the midst of its vineyards in the Chouf. The winemakers here focus...

South Lebanon

Karam Winery

A rare South Lebanon winery, Karam winery was founded by two brothers who grew up on an ancestral estate vineyard and decided to enrich Lebanese...

Saida Soap Museum

Beautifully restored and expertly designed, the soap museum building dates back to the 13th century, though the soap factory per se was built in the...

Old Souks of Saida

Saida’s old town easily rivals its counterparts across the region. Extraordinarily well preserved, the cool, winding streets of the souk retain their...

Moussa Tiba Museum

A native of afflicted South Lebanon, Moussa Tiba was born in Qana in 1939. His studio was partially destroyed during the war in early 1975 and he was...

Sarafand's Glass works

Just south of Saida, Sarafand was a port city, once known as Sarepta. It was here that the Phoenicians played a key role in developing the art of...

Tyre Festival

Held each year in July, the Tyre and South Festival celebrates Lebanese culture and art in various venues within the historic southern portside city...

Khan el-Franj

Just down the street from the souks of Saida, on the corniche, Khan el Franj (“Caravanserai of the French”), was built by Emir Fakhreddine in the...

The Museum of Our Lady Monastery

This Christian museum features a wooden model of the church’s cupola, a collection of lanterns and old pots, big jars for oil and grain, a millstone...