Tyre Old Town

The souk in Tyre is a lively area. It was a khan during the Ottoman period, and an old house which belonged to an Ottoman noble family.


In this area, there is a Shiite mosque which is double-domed. Near souk, there is a humble port called "the Sidonian Port" because it is to the north facing Sidon. A little bit further, there is a Christian Quarter. It is a beautiful area with narrow streets and traditional houses. It contains two towers. The first one is in a small garden, and the second near the lighthouse. They stand as testaments to the importance that Tyre had during the Crusades.

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