French: Baalbek
The Baalbek is a World Heritage Site in Lebanon defined by the UNESCO in 1984 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 133 (62, 105, 29) in our monthly survey.

"This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee."
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Criteria:

(i)(iv)

Details:

  • Country:Lebanon
  • Nearest major city:Beirut

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