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Thrilling Ski Sport

If you love the thrill and skiing, then come to the capital of Lebanon. There are mountains 5 kilometers East of Beirut. Mzaar ski resort is located here. The season starts in mid-December and ends in early April. You will ski, including cross-country, and snowboard here. You can choose the slopes depending on the level of your training. You can also use a snowmobile. There are fairly flat areas in Mzaar. They are designed for such trips.
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If you are a beginner athlete, you will be trained at a local ski school. If you want to spend time even more interesting, you will hire a guide in the same institution. He will show you amazing places in the mountains. You will engage in winter sports, getting an adrenaline rush from the slopes in sunny weather. You will also admire the magnificent panorama of the capital and the Mediterranean Sea from the mountain peaks.

Breathtaking Air Adventure

If you want to see Beirut from a height, you can contact the firm "Beirut Balloon" any day from 10 am to 10 pm. It is located on Allenby Street. You can book a hot air balloon flight over the city here. It is designed for 30 passengers. You will rise in the basket of the aircraft to a height of 300 meters. You can enjoy a delightful view of Beirut and its surroundings. Copyright
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Exciting Jeita Grotto Tour

If you want to visit an unusual excursion, you can visit the magnificent Jeita Grotto. It is located 20 kilometers from Beirut. The cave has a length of 2.5 kilometers. You will be able to visit it from 9 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. The ticket costs 18150 pounds. The cave occupies 2 floors. The upper floor is considered more unique. It was discovered in 1958. You will be able to see tunnels, passages, and galleries here. The height of some of them reaches 120 meters.
Beirut Numerous stalactites and stalagmites form beautiful patterns. They will remind you of a jellyfish, a hero, a human face or a frozen waterfall depending on your imagination. You will also look at the 8.2-meter long stalactite. It was listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The lighting of the cave makes it look like a magical kingdom. Its fantastic scenery will impress you.
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You will reach the bottom floor of the cave when you go down to a depth of 8 meters. It was opened in the XIX century. You will sail on a small boat on the river flowing underground. Its length is 6 kilometers. Its water is clean. It is used by locals as a source of freshwater. Stalactites and stalagmites decorate this part of the Jeita Grotto. You will want to admire their beauty forever.
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Mount Harris Excursion

If you like sightseeing and outdoor activities, then you can go to the city of Jounieh. It is located 20 kilometers from Beirut. You will go on a tour to the bronze statue of the Virgin Mary here. Its height is 2 meters. The Lebanese call it "the Statue of Our Lady." They consider it the patroness of the country. It was made by the French. The statue was presented as a gift to Lebanon in the 19th century. It was installed on Mount Harris.
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You will take the funicular to the foot of the Virgin Mary during the tour. The observation deck is located here. You will enjoy the panorama of Beirut and Jounieh, as well as a picturesque view of the bay standing on it. You will look at the Cathedral when climbing Mount Harris next to the Lady of Lebanon. It looks like a Phoenician ship. It was designed in the form of a cedar, considered a symbol of the country. The Cathedral was built in 1970 for people who profess Catholicism.
west beirut public beach The guide will take you to the chapel. It is located under the statue. Anyone can come here regardless of religious outlook. You will light a candle, pray if you want, and tell the Virgin Mary what you want. You will stand in silence, concentrating on your thoughts. You will not only get a pleasant experience from the tour but also will allow your soul to relax.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Beirut
♥   Castle 'Byblos Castle' , 30.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sidon Sea Castle' , 36.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Saint Louis Castle' , 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Smar Jbeil' , 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mseilha Fort' , 47.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Public palaces near Beirut
♥   Palace 'Ziade Palace' , 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Robert Mouawad Palace' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Grand Serail' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Petit Serail' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Baabda Palace' , 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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