Beirut is a true paradise for fans of exciting excursions and walks on picturesque locations. It has everything you need for interesting and diverse holiday - ancient monuments and museums, beautiful squares with historical attractions and amazing mosques, colorful markets and cozy parks. Square of martyrs and the memorial dedicated to the defenders of the city, which is located on this square, is one of the major excursion destinations. It was built in the 30s of the previous and reminds of the tragic events connected with the attacks of Turkish invaders. Star Square is an interesting place that is located in the heart of the historic district of Beirut. During the reign of the Roman Empire the square was the location of a great forum. Nowadays, Al Najma Square (the local name) is the beginning of the most beautiful streets of the city.
The largest part of the historic buildings located on the square were also severely damaged during the war. However, thanks to the efforts of the local architects the buildings were completely restored. The center of the square is the location of a beautiful tower with a clock. This is the favorite place of appointments among couples. Mosque of Omar is probably the most famous religious monument of Beirut. The mosque is also one of the oldest buildings of the city. Previously a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter was located on the site of the mosque. Later the Crusaders built a beautiful church on its place, and in the beginning of the 13th century the church was rebuilt into a mosque. There is a colorful market near the mosque, as well as several historic streets, a walk in which will also bring a lot of fun.
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