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Beirut, the capital and largest city of Lebanon, is one of the oldest
cities in the world. The city has been constantly peopled for last 5000
years now, with its initial historical mention derived from Egyptian
letters dating back to 15th century BC. This waterside city
along its eponymous river was once renowned as the ‘Paris of the Middle
East’ for its Levantine Mediterranean culture and an agreeable environment.
Beirut was torn by decades of political discontent and a civil war but
emerged a much stronger place that it now greets its visitors with its
classic fusion of French, Venetian Gothic, Arabesque and Ottoman
Things to do in Beirut
Roman Baths in Beirut are a classic combination of history and technology
of the well-known roman era. These baths are in the former Roman city of
Berytus and were discovered in late 1960s. These baths had an underground
heating system that allowed the air to mix between pillars of terracotta
disks that heated the marble floor.
National Museum of Beirut
National Museum of Beirut is the major museum of archaeology in Lebanon.
Opened in 1942, the museum is home to nearly 100000 objects and is focused
on antiquities and relics dating back to the Medieval Period.
Archaeology Museum of the American University of Beirut
Archaeology Museum of the American University of Beirut is one of oldest
museums in the Near East. The museum focally presents a theme-based display
of pottery as it has advanced from the Bronze Age until the modern times.
Best Time to Visit Beirut
The best time to book flights from Boston to Beirut is the summer season
from July to September. The maximum daylight hours during this period allow
the visitors to visit the city’s attractions and enjoy its popular events.
If booking for peak season, it is advisable to book Beirut flights in
advance as the airfares tend to rise.