Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck

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Discover prime examples of Imperial Roman architecture at Temples of Baalbek. Colossal columns, intricately detailed stonework, and the integrity and authenticity of its sanctuaries have earned the complex the status of a World Heritage Site. See the delicately carved Corinthian capitals on the Bacchus temple, roof sculptures representing Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, and lions heads on Jupiter's temple. The ancient city started out as a Phoenician sanctuary dedicated to a triad of deities, thrived under the name of Heliopolis during Hellenistic and Roman periods, and reached its peak under the Roman Empire. It suffered a lot of damage over the centuries--from earthquakes, Christian iconoclasts, and Muslim rulers. The stones of the temples were reused many times in the construction of fortification walls and other structures. To visit Temples of Baalbek on your holiday in Baalbeck, and find out what else Baalbeck has to offer, use our Baalbeck route planning tool .
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  • Baalbek is a Temple Complex that is located in Lebanon in the Province of Baal ... A very majestic complex, a Unesco World Heritage Site that is very well preserved :)) will be interesting to those who are fond of the ancient Roman Empire. You can get there from Beirut by Bus or by taxi. Visit only until 6 p.m.
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  • A fabulous site literally off the main road. Currently unspolit by mass tourism, but the town itself is not generally safe which keeps many away. You can have a guided tour but I would recommend wande...  more »
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  • Historic, impressive and colossal. Huge columns and marble lion head’s popping out. Truly a world wonder on par with any other human civilization has been able to create.
  • The best Roman temple in the world!
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