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Baalbek is an ancient Phoenician city in Lebanon. It was called Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. The town is located at an altitude of 1,170 meters (3,840 feet) above sea level, to the east of the Litani River.

At Baalbek are well-preserved ruins from the Hellenistic period, when it was one of the largest sanctuaries in Europe. It was regarded as one of the most important cities in Lebanon within the Roman empire. The city contains the most temples dedicated to the various Roman gods in Lebanon, and many of these are still well preserved. Baalbek was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29 October to 2 November, 1984.

Photos of Baalbek

Baalbek, Lebanon
Baalbek, Lebanon
Author: Jerzy Strzelecki (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

Baalbek, Lebanon
Baalbek, Lebanon
Author: Jerzy Strzelecki (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 34 0 25.452 E 36 12 17.784
Inscription Year: 1984
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, IV

Location Map of Baalbek

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Visiting Baalbek

There are buses from Beirut to Baalbek. During the summer season, many hotels in Beirut will have daily tours to Baalbek..


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