Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in rich traditions and explore Lebanon's captivating museums, historical sites and artistic hubs

Embark on a Cultural Journey

Lebanon, a distinguished artistic hub in the Middle East, hosts a vibrant cultural scene with numerous live events and festivals spanning music, painting, literature, dance and theatre, leading UNESCO to designate Beirut as the 1999 Arab cultural capital. Lebanon is also home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Delve into the heart of the country's heritage and discover these exceptional destinations as the country continues to attract international music festivals and concerts featuring renowned artists, contributing to its rich cultural tapestry.

1- National Museum of Beirut 
This museum, constructed with Lebanese ochre limestone, showcases 1,300 artefacts spanning a million years of human history, from prehistoric times to the Roman and Ottoman eras.

2- Byblos Archaeological Site 
Unearth the secrets of one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Explore the ruins of Byblos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at its Phoenician temples, Roman theatres and Crusader castles. 

3- Beit Beirut 
A historic mansion that was transformed into a museum showcasing the devastating effects of the Lebanese Civil War. The bullet-riddled facade and poingnant exhibits offer a powerful testament to the country's resilience.

4- Sursock Museum 
A museum of contemporary and modern art, housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century mansion.

5- Old Souks 
Wander through the labyrinthine alleyways of Tripoli, Byblos, Batroun, and Sidon's old souks. Explore historic mosques and churches, Ottoman-era mansions and bustling souks.

6- Jeita Grotto 
Marvel at the awe-inspiring formations of stalactites and stalagmites, illuminated by colourful lighting in this complex of natural limestone caves. 

7- Baalbek 
Step into the grandeur of ancient Rome at Baalbek, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its colossal Roman temples dedicated to Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus.

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Many more destinations are worth discovering! It's time to discover the heart and soul of Lebanese culture.