Beirut Travel Guide

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.

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.