Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

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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  • We walked to the site from our hotel Palmyra to find it capsule tucked away behind the gas station. No formal entrance and no fees. The prices at the souvenir shop at the site are higher than those.....  more »
  • Would say this is a must visit while in Lebanon. Pretty easy to reach area with taxi driver/guide from Beirut. Approx 1,5-2hrs drive. You can also stop at one of the wineries in Beka valley on your...  more »
  • Awesome. I cannot put it into words. You have to come and see for yourself. It is very safe to come.
  • The most ancient and organized historical place in Lebanon. You have to go there to feel the history and greatness of the work done. Try to go in spring or autumn just to avoid the hot summer sun. Two museums are available with different styles and types.
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