Place des Martyrs
Place des Martyrs
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar12,741 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Not much to look at with graffiti and a car park in front on a busy road but the history is both important and symbolic for Lebanese thus often a site for modern day protests. Worth a visit with a knowledgeable guide to get the full significance of its history and cultural importance.
Written 25 June 2023
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neeratraveler
San Francisco, CA218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Martyrs square is a must see while in Beirut because it has historical significance. I spent about 15-20 minutes walking around and viewing it.

It is located in downtown Beirut and is a large public square with large sculptures. The monument was created by an Italian sculptor. It was a tribute to the Lebanese who spoke up against Ottoman rule and were executed. It also formed a demarcation line during the civil war that divided the city in half.

There are other places to see such as Roman ruins close to Martyrs square.

Written 7 June 2023
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK477 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
In general Beirut downtown disappointed me a little bit. A lot of places is destroyed by the frequent protests which had happened here. This square was supposed to be one of the most beautiful and most representative. Sadly, you can see some bullets holes and a lot of rubbish. It is a proof of dynamic history but I wish I could see Beirut which was described in the past as 'Paris of the Middle East'.
Written 19 February 2020
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This large, open square is the heart of modern Beirut. Although not particularly pretty, there are some interesting buildings on the square including the main mosque. Be careful when visiting as this square is where demonstrations are usually held.
Written 5 January 2020
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AmrBadran
Cairo, Egypt332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Some small cafes would turn this place into a proper hangout.

Also, information panels would be great.
Written 17 November 2019
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Bilal A
Beirut, Lebanon66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A memorial place for the Martyrs of post wars and civil wars of Lebanon, before the year 1975 it was the hub of lebanon with all the different markets around it and the central location of all transport to al of Lebanon. Unfortunately all this was damaged during the civil war of 1975 and it was Bulldozed in the 90s to make way for a beirut. it falls between the old renovated area of old Down Town Beirut and the newly built Saifi area. Only some of the projects are ongoing now but still mostly an open area which made it the protest zone around the Statue of Martyrs. AT the moment for the past 2 weeks, their is an ongoing protest (a peaceful Revolution) to rid the country of the old sectarian political system. The protests are very serious and seeking a positive change in the country, the number of the protestors varies between a few thousands the 100 of thousands, mostly during the afternoon and at night in solidarity of many other key cities of Lebanon.
Written 6 November 2019
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Travelaround59
London, UK2,027 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
The statue and the place is supposed to be a poignant reminder of the civil war that engulfed Lebanon for 15 years but...is stuck in traffic and parked cars and you can’t even go near by so again what is the point of it? Maybe a more discreet and quiet spot (or maybe making the place quiet?) will allow people to reflect and cry on the deaths of the civil war. Hit and miss really!
Written 9 October 2019
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Hilary t
Crewe, UK38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Surrounded by parked cars on a busy intersection no explanation or plaques about the history. Just appears,
Written 10 September 2019
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Vincent R.
Amersfoort, The Netherlands621 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The monument was built in honor of martyrs executed on Martyrs’ Square in 1916, at the orders of Ottoman military ruler Jamal Pasha. - source Wikipedia.

It is a nice statue, but nothing to spend much time on. Don't detour just to see this one.
Written 22 August 2019
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Antonia Santos
Sao Paulo, SP14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
eirut Square is located in the center of the capital Beirut Old and historic place Old capital Beirut Old and old buildings find one of its aspects Mosque of Mohammed Amin This huge mosque beautiful and there is close to the shops and the shops of the old churches and historic and close to the banks and also has a wonderful view of the harbor Beirut and the view of the beautiful sea ..... Named Martyrs Square by this name to commemorate the martyrs of Lebanon over the ages ....
Written 12 August 2019
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