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Things to do

Moutabal, Baba Ghanoush and Hummus

Confusion seems to reign over what differentiates moutabel from baba ghanoush. While both are made with grilled eggplant, moutabal is distinctly...

Fattoush, Tabbouleh and Wild Thyme Salad

Fattoush is made with chopped lettuce—typically romaine—with cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and wild thyme leaves, dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette...

Toum

Toum is essentially a garlic aioli. It’s made with garlic crushed into a super-fine paste with salt into which a large volume of olive oil is added...

Meat and Fish

Shish taouk is made with cubes of chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and grilled with skewers. The marinade varies from place to place, but the...

Gastronomy

Lebanese food is simply extraordinary. Between the sheer abundance and diversity of dishes of a traditional meal, Lebanese cuisine never fails to...

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...

Zouk Mikael

Zouk Mikael, located on the coast between Beirut and Byblos in Keserwan District, is named the City of Peace by UNESCO, and enjoys sweeping views...

Bekfaya

One of the Metn District's most popular summer resorts, Bekfaya provides respite from the summer heat with its cool summer climate and the Naas...

Bekaa

Clos St. Thomas

Said Touma’s family has a century of experience with alcohol, and his delightful, award-winning wines are aged in caves dug 30 meters down into the...

Chateau Qanafar

What began as owner George Naim’s hobby on a rocky plateau in the forested mountain above the town of Khirbet Qanafar is now a family-owned...

Chateau Nakad

The Nakad winery is a family business originally founded in 1923 by Joseph Nakad in Jdita, West Bekaa. With noble grapes including Cabernet, Syrah,...

Chateau Marsyas

Marsyas is the ancient name of the Bekaa Valley. The Saadé family chose a patch of uncultivated land here at 900 meters over sea level in 2004 and...

Chateau Khoury

At  1,300 meters above sea level in the eastern foothills of Mount Lebanon, Chateau Khoury was established by Raymond and Brigitte El Khoury in...

Chateau Heritage

The history of Chateau Heritage goes back to 1888, when Jibran Elias Touma established one of the first wineries and distilleries in Lebanon.  ...

Massaya & Co.

English-born author, journalist and wine writer Michael Karam once said that “there are few places in Lebanon where one can sit in a genuinely...

Domaine des Tourelles

Originally built in 1868 and expanded several times over the years, the Domaine des Tourelles winery in Jdita, west Bekaa, showcases exemplary...

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

National Museum

Inaugurated in 1942, the National Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of important archaeological objects. Reopened after extensive...

St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Beirut’s oldest extant church, the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral is also one of the city’s most beautiful, and it’s well worth a visit.   The...

Beirut Biel Exhibition Center

The Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center, referred to locally as BIEL, and not to be confused with the nearby Beirut Exhibition...

Beirut Exhibition Center

Now an iconic, avant-garde building, the Beirut Exhibition Center was redesigned by architects Makram El-Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine, who reconfigured...

The Beirut Hippodromes

The ancient Roman hippodrome of Beirut was discovered in 1988 in the Jewish Quarter, Wadi Abu Jamil, and is considered to have been the grandest of...
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North Lebanon

The Permanent Scientific Museum for Animals, Birds and Butterflies

The museum is housed in an old school building within the St. Doumit Monastery, which was built in 1852 by Camelite fathers in traditional Italian...

The Gibran Museum

As one of the best-selling poets in history, Gibran Khalil Gibran hardly needs an introduction. He spent much of his life in the United States,...

Qadisha Valley

The magnificent and storied Kadisha Valley, also known as Wadi Qadisha, lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governorate of...

Basbous Family Art and Sculpture Exhibition

This unique sculpture garden houses an impressive and voluminous array of two generations’ worth of Basbous family artworks in a variety of materials...

Soap Making

Soap making is a tradition that has survived in Lebanon for over 600 years. Making handmade soap from family recipes may date back even further than...

Blown Glass

Blown glass crafting goes back to the 14th century BC—ovens from that period era were discovered in Egypt. Phoenicians sustained close relations with...
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Mount Lebanon

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MACAM)

A contemporary artistic and cultural space, MACAM is dedicated to art installations, exhibitions and efforts to preserve art across Lebanon. This...

The Boutros Farhat Museum

This is a private art museum that sculptor Boutros Farhat opened in 1991 to exhibit his own works. With over 120 pieces on display, Farhat’s work...

St. Charbel Church Museum

This museum is situated in the entrance to St. Charbel Church, a medieval church built on the foundations of a Roman temple. Several Roman...

Wax Museum

The Historic Wax Museum in Byblos has been taking visitors on figurine tours of Lebanese history since it opened its doors in 1970. Revisit moments...

The Fossils Museum

Located at the center of Byblos souk near the archeological site, this museum exhibits a collection of million-year-old fossilized fish, animals and...

Pépé Abed Museum

Local legend Youssef Abed started a double tourist venture in 1962 by opening his own museum adjacent to a seafood restaurant he owns called the...

Mémoire Du Temps

This fossil exhibition presents pieces that are 100-million-years old. The collection was taken variously Haqil, Hgula and Ennamoura; three villages...

Louis Cardahi Foundation & Museum

This cultural and museographic center focuses on the history of Byblos. It’s located in a traditional house south of the Cathedral of St. John the...

South Lebanon

Our Lady of Jezzine

Saydet Jezzine or Saydet al-Maabour (Our Lady of Jezzine) is a commanding shrine with a statue of the Virgin Mary at the entrance of the city. In...

Soap Making

Soap making is a tradition that has survived in Lebanon for over 600 years. Making handmade soap from family recipes may date back even further than...

Cutlery

The Phoenicians first manufactured bronze knives before transitioning to noble metals like silver and gold. In fact, archeologists have found a...

Blown Glass

Blown glass crafting goes back to the 14th century BC—ovens from that period era were discovered in Egypt. Phoenicians sustained close relations with...
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