Beirut Travel Guide

The farmers’ market Souk El Tayeb draws Maronite, Shiite, Sunni, and Druze vendors from all over Lebanon, transcending religious and tribal divides. Mamoul, the crumbly, date-filled semolina cookies beloved by both Christians and Muslims, are so unfathomably good we challenge you to stop at one.

This 18th-century Greek Orthodox sanctuary wasbbuilt atop the ruins of a Byzantine church; both are near Nejmeh Square.

For a fun Saturday night, the place to be is the open-air Sky Bar. DJ Jojo spins great dance music until the late hours.