Martyrs' Square, Tripoli

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Take a stroll through Martyrs' Square, which has long served as the city's gathering place for socializing and important events. The square saw political protests during the 2011 civil war, and was a focal point in the Battle of Tripoli that same year. Known as Green Square under General Gaddafi's rule, Independence Square during the monarchy, and Piazza Italia under colonialism (when it contained a bread market), today the plaza lies surrounded by a commercial center. Browse and shop for various products, and sit down for a cup of coffee or a meal next to the open square, with a view of the city harbor. Other notable structures include the national museum and a large fountain, which often serves as a meeting point for locals. Make Martyrs' Square part of your personalized Tripoli itinerary using our Tripoli road trip planning tool .
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  • Originally called Piazza del Pane, formerly Piazza Italia during the beam then Piazza Verde with the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, is now often called Maidan Esserayah el Hamra Red Castle Square from the castle overlooking it. Initially much smaller was enlarged with the space obtained after the abbatimento of the Teatro Miramare and the mysterious destruction of a small mosque during the Gaddafi era. He saw years of history parade from Italo Balbo's corpse to the tanks of the English Victorious to those of the Jamahiriyah of the Colonello to every aniversary of the revolution of the I September 1969. Yesterday gathering place of crowds of oceanic, today it is the sad square of the assemblies and popular protests. Impossible to lose because it is the center of the Libyan capital at the entrance of the medina and medieval Suk and the area of colonial palaces. On the left there is the fountain of the Sea horses copy of the Roman one of Villa Borghese. If you are at the museum the advice is to go to the stands from where you have a nice view of the square that was once all painted green and also a view of the old town with the first floor the Pasha mosque Kharamanli. From the square part of the large artery dedicated to Omar El Muktar that leads to the Tunisian border in about 190 km. Date to post.
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  • Well you will definitely see this if near the center Looks good A bit disorganized Safe area Good for pictures  more »
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  • I was there between 95-98 for the Great Man Made River Project. Nice place for souvenirs. Plenty of artisans inside the streets labyrinth . Memories during the peaceful times!
  • Beautiful Historical Castle in the city center of Tripoli Libya. Photos will be added shortly.
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