Byblos

Byblos

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Located 38 km from Beirut, along the Mediterranean coast, the city of Byblos (Jbeil) is located midway between Tripoli and the capital. The city itself, a Unesco world heritage site, is part of Jbeil, which includes 84 other villages. It ‘a Phoenician city, where the historical ages have left an indelible mark, still visible in the precious sound historical center. Spread over an area of ​​10 hectares, it has preserved traditional architecture, a rarity in Lebanon and allows you to admire the Bronze Age dwellings (2900-2300 BC) and numerous temples, including the Temple of Baalat-Gebal (Mrs. Byblos) where offerings of the pharaohs were found. A Roman road, phoenix doors, the church Nossa Senhora da Penna, are the precious setting of a long series of museums and cultural centers that unfold in this precious, small town: the Foundation Pépé Abed Byblos retains vestiges and Greek testimonies, phoenix, Roman and Byzantine; Wax museum; the Fossil Museum; the International Centre for Human Sciences; the Cultural Animation Centre (CLEC) and finally the Gibran’s Lebanon, an unmissable souk.

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