Corniche, Beirut

Corniche, Beirut (must see)

The Corniche Beirut is a seaside promenade. Lined with palm trees, this waterfront boulevard offers visitors a magnificent view of the Mediterranean and the summits of Mount Lebanon to the east. The Corniche is a popular destination for walkers, joggers and bikers. Push cart vendors offer an array of local snacks and drinks. Many a trunks of the Corniche palm trees are pockmarked with bullet holes left by the Lebanese Civil War. In the summer of 2007, the distinctive blue railings were replaced, due to severe rusting, with a sleeker-looking aluminum railing modified so as to make it more difficult for thrill-seekers to dive off. The Corniche encircles the Beirut promontory from the Saint George Bay on the northern coast of the city, turning west into Place Rafik Hariri, then into Avenue de Paris, Raouché, and finally into Avenue General de Gaulle.

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Corniche on Map

Sight Name: Corniche
Sight Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Beirut, Lebanon

Create Your Own Walk in Beirut

Create Your Own Walk in Beirut

Creating your own self-guided walk in Beirut is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Beirut is a city with rich history going back more than five thousand years. The city’s architecture is a showcase of styles: Ottoman, Greek, Italianate, French, Mamluke Egyptian, Lebanese and more. After the destructive Civil War, Beirut has been gradually rebuilding itself, seeing many of the war-damaged buildings restored to their former state. Follow this orientation walk and discover the...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Beirut Places of Worship Walking Tour

Beirut Places of Worship Walking Tour

Beirut is a city of diverse religions; Christians and Muslims are both present. Churches and mosques are some of the major attractions of Beirut due to their architectural beauty, magnificent designs and historical significance. Most of these places of worship were damaged during the Civil War, but were restored and re-opened in 2000. Make sure to discover these beautiful spiritual places, whilst...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour

Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour

Since the end of the Lebanese Civil War in 1990, Beirut has been in the process of reviving. There is an ongoing construction boom. You can literally notice the Beirut skyline rising. Many skyscrapers were built after the War and plenty of others are still under construction. Most of them are luxurious residential condominiums. Beirut has been completely transformed after the war. Take this tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Beirut Corniche Walking Tour

Beirut Corniche Walking Tour

A seaside promenade in Beirut is as much about watching the Mediterranean and breathing the air, as it is about exploring the coastline. Among the sights included in this tour is the only natural landmark of Beirut - the Pigeons' Rock. Walk and discover the Corniche of Beirut in its full beauty.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles