Tyre Hippodrome
Tyre Hippodrome
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar12,712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Around 1.5 hour drive from Beirut the Hippodrome site has enough structures remaining to really see the size and structure of the original hippodrome- apparently one of the largest in the Roman Empire. Small entrance fee and lots of parking. As with
Most sites in Lebanon, essential to visit with an experienced guide to get the full fascinating history. Worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2023
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Aleksandra B
Amman, Jordan173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
As all other Roman ruins around Middle East, this is worth visiting and have a walk around.
Not crowded place at all. Hardly any people so really relaxing to wander around the hippodrome and the tombs around it.
We didn’t have any guide (not sure if you can have one) but Google always help to find out more.
Not very well maintained but again, not a disaster either.
Written 19 September 2022
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Loulwa_Kaloyeros (Assaker)
Beirut, Lebanon1,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Not to be missed for its grandiosity and stature. A perfect example of the fame of Tyre and the richness of its history. And hopefully will attend a festival here.
Written 17 June 2021
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Mireille K
Lebanon45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
If you are a big fan of historical monuments definitely you should visit. It is well preserved and hides so many stories behind.
Written 22 September 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,849 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This ia another Roman ruins and where there used to be a Roman racecourse. In my opinion, not as impressive as Baalbek Temples. Hence, visit only if you have the time or happened to be in Tyre.
Written 4 June 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was the first big archaeological site we visited in Lebanon. It is gorgeous. You can see the ruins of necropolis, hippodrome and aqueduct. We spent here over an hour. It is worth to visit the site with the guide, otherwise you may miss some fascinating stories. It is one of two archaeological sites in Tyre.
Written 19 February 2020
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The hippodrome at Tyre is well known. It is a huge place with scattered ruins. The extant bleachers are a great place to get a perspective on just how large a racecourse was in Roman days.
Written 5 January 2020
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Mikes
London, UK133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We enjoyed this site. Bits of the hippodrome are still in place and you get a good feel for the huge scale of the place. It is a good 45 mins walk from the old port: take a shared taxi out and back!
Written 18 November 2019
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Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada2,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Tyre Hippodrome was another stop we had on our tour. The site has a lot of Roman ruins including a great arch and an amazing hippodrome. Be sure to go when it is not too hot as most of the place has no shade cover. There were very few people on the site for such a historic place. If you go without a tour the price of entry for Lebanese is 3500 L.L. (around 2$ US) and 6000 L.L. (4$ US) for foreigners.

A must visit and well worth it!
Written 3 November 2019
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budgetgo
PR73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Wow! What a gorgeous and stunning ancient historical site. The place is massive and it has gigantic proportions of archeological findings. It is great to have a tour around and see the remains. Not many places in the world can offer that.

The place is easily located and there is free/secure parking. The entrance is not that expensive 6,000 LBP per person and children for free. But be careful to avoid the heat as it gets really hot.

All is good and maybe in another good day organization and guide could be better organized. The rest is all good.
Written 13 October 2019
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