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Beiteddine, Lebanon
+961 5 500 077
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 October 2011

The place has a very important history.....you should not miss it when visiting Lebanon.....The views are magnificient.....the feeling is really strong!

5  Thank Maja_Traveling
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 March 2012

This palace was supposed to be one of the most significant monuments in Lebanon. In my opinion it is quite neglected. The site management are happy to collect the money from the visitors and other concerts that are held inside, but not much is done...More

1  Thank The_Dr_MAK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built by Emir Bashir Shibab II in 1818, the palace is 900 metres up in the Shouf mountains and 45 kms from Beirut. It includes courtyards, residential apartments and baths. The nearby town of Deirdre El Qamar is worth a visit too.

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A collection of special mosaics in a well restored castle setting, its a must see, about one hours drive from Beirut. Peaceful and graceful.

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Great place although it's about an hour or so away from Beirut, its worth the journey. The architecture is fantastic, it has obviously been restored and cleaned, there are examples of great arches, mosaics, decorative intricate furniture, and great doors. The grounds are very tranquil.

Thank alangrimmer
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Of course the season from mid spring to end of fall is the best to visit the Palace that was once the center of what we know today as Mount Lebanon. Although the palace has lot of rooms and doors, not all of them are...More

1  Thank gsnreviews
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The Palace of Beiteddine will be one of your strongest memories of your trip to Lebanon. The palace dates from the 19th-century and is today the summer residence of the president. There is a beautiful central courtyard, with a fountain and plenty of rooms and...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I fell in love with this place. Such a beautiful and magical place. We had a good guide and took our time to enjoy the visit. Such a lot to see - beautiful architecture and windows. Cedar walls. Beautiful gardens. Delightful. Just wish the shop...More

Thank AnnaDominica
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice and quite village located in Chouf. It has a very famous and historical palace worth visiting.

Thank 369francoisf
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a highlight of the Shouf area, built in 1788, it is a masterpiece in of Italian architecture mixed with Lebanese. The gardens gives a great atmosphere.

Thank Alain A
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The place is definitely worth a visit, but you need to bring a guide (book or person). There is no explanation of the history or the various rooms and gardens, which are all very pretty. They also had some interesting temporary photo and art exhibitions.

Thank Crosenberg
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Built in 1788, this place is young when compared to the many other places of touristic interest in Lebanon. But the design is finely crafted and luxuriously finished. Be it the marble, the stained glass, the rose gardens, the mosaics or the marquetry, its beautiful,...More

1  Thank FiShep
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Amal N
29 June 2018|
Response from zahrashakeri1370 | Reviewed this property |
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Brianna C
24 August 2016|
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Response from Danessia | Reviewed this property |
Hi, at the site Itself there are not guide tour booth or visitor center available, but several local travel agencies and even hotels can arrange this trip, unfortunately I have no clue about the applied price. My best... More