Lebelik takes us Tripoli

 

Lebanon through our lenses

The Lebanese Lebelik guide

يا ست الدنيا يا بيروت

 

“When I arrived, I was surprised to see how wonderful it felt. The moment I got out of the plane, I felt the city’s energy and beauty, and that Beirut is the center of the world and the jewel of the Arab world and the Middle East,” Mohammad Hadid, An-Nahar, Jan 2018.

 

Where to?

 

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TRIPOLI

A walk down memory lane

 طرابلس‎

 

♡ Overview & Fast facts

Tripoli is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometers north of the capital Beirut. it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Overlooking the eastern Mediterranean sea it is the northernmost seaport in Lebanon. Tripoli also holds a string of four small islands offshore which are the only islands in Lebanon.

 

♡ Jewels of Tripoli

Unique architectural landscapes

Ancient History

Old souk

Sweet tooth paradise

Rabbit islands

 

♡ Our journey

 Rachid Karami international fair

 The Maarad, also known as the Rachid Karami International fair is an exhibition that exposes Oscar Niemeyer’s exquisite work. A massive mound, an angular tepee, a towering cylinder, a slender arch, and a hovering disc were some of the unique constructions that caught our attention. The contrast between the city and the fair was incontrovertible: we went back in time.

Abou Said’s

 It was getting warmer by lunchtime so we hopped into Louise’s car, turned on the AC and decided to enjoy a nice cruise around Tripoli. Once we saw the sign of the restaurant “Abou Said”, it was our duty to stop and taste Lebanon’s well-known and traditional dish: the sfiha. It’s a street food and “Abou Said” made sure we lived the full experience by preparing the delicious dish in front of us. Once the sfihas were cooked, we devoured them in one bite. For a moment, it seems as we were tourists in our home country.

Tripoli’s railway station

Located in el-Mina area and being the second oldest train station in Lebanon, Tripoli’s railway station used to connect Homs in Syria with Beirut’s central station in Mar Mikhael. During the civil war, the station was severely destroyed and has been deserted ever since. The sight we were faced with left us speechless: everything surrounding the train as well as the train remained untouched.

Hammam Ezzedine, traditional showers.

 Hammam Ezzedine is the first and largest bathhouse that was built in Tripoli. Even though it is no longer operational, Hammam Ezzedine is crammed with bright colors such as blue, green and beige. Ever since

its closing, it has become a historical site revealing through roll-up banners its history and architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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