Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

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Discover prime examples of Imperial Roman architecture at Temples of Baalbek. Colossal columns, intricately detailed stonework, and the integrity and authenticity of its sanctuaries have earned the complex the status of a World Heritage Site. See the delicately carved Corinthian capitals on the Bacchus temple, roof sculptures representing Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, and lions heads on Jupiter's temple. The ancient city started out as a Phoenician sanctuary dedicated to a triad of deities, thrived under the name of Heliopolis during Hellenistic and Roman periods, and reached its peak under the Roman Empire. It suffered a lot of damage over the centuries--from earthquakes, Christian iconoclasts, and Muslim rulers. The stones of the temples were reused many times in the construction of fortification walls and other structures. To visit Temples of Baalbek on your holiday in Baalbeck, and find out what else Baalbeck has to offer, use our Baalbeck route planning tool .
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  • These are some of the best preserved Roman temples in the world. If it weren’t for the stigma about traveling in the area, this would be one of the most famous and visited sites in the world.  more »
  • The ruines of Baalbeck have been through tremendous adjustments lately but still require a lot of attention before being able to compete with similar sites. The ruines are located at the entrance of t...  more »
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  • Historic, impressive and colossal. Huge columns and marble lion head’s popping out. Truly a world wonder on par with any other human civilization has been able to create.
  • The best Roman temple in the world!
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