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Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

#1 of 64 in Historic Sites in Lebanon
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Religious Site
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.
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  • Despite calling the Dept of tourism and the hotel also calling for us and being told that the ruins were open this was sadly not true. At least from the outside you get a fairly good view of some of.....  more »
  • The temple is very grand. a lot of it is ruined but you can see the gigantic monuments that are architecturally stunning  more »
  • very nice place. it is one the ancient cities in Lebanon. very cool old architecture. The guides are EXCELLENT. I strongly recommend you to get a guide whenever you come because if you don't, you'll be missing out on a lot of information.
  • Amazing architectural...go back in amazement through Sun 🌞 city...

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