Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour, Beirut (Self Guided)

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 to discover the modern architecture of Beirut.
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Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Beirut Skyscrapers and Modern Buildings Walking Tour
Guide Location: Lebanon » Beirut (See other walking tours in Beirut)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: rose
Four Seasons Hotel

1) Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel in Solidere, Beirut, is part of one of the world's top luxury hotel chains. The skyscraper was completed in 2009, and is one of the tallest buildings in the city, rising 120 meters high, with 26 floors. The architectural style is modernist. The hotel was designed by architect Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners).
Marina Towers

2) Marina Towers

Marina Towers is a residential complex near the Beirut Marina, and consists of a high-rise apartment building - Marina Tower, and two mid-rise apartment buildings - Marina Court and Marina Garden. Designed by renowned architect firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Marina Towers is built on over 7,000 sq meters of land with the main tower reaching a height of 150 meters, making it the second tallest building in Lebanon. The Marina Towers project is currently the biggest and most prestigious residential undertaking in the Mediterranean. It is a natural part of Beirut itself and features ultra luxurious simplex and duplex apartments and a penthouse with a private pool.

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Beirut Tower

3) Beirut Tower

Beirut Tower is located in Solidere and was completed in 2009. The skyscraper has a height of 112.17 meters with thirty floors. The architecture is post-modernist. The Beirut Tower was designed by Samir Khairallah & Partners. It is used as a residential condominium.
Platinum Tower

4) Platinum Tower

Platinum Tower is a highrise residential building currently the tallest in Beirut. It occupies a large plot on the Saint George Bay Marina, and will be connected to the marina in the future by a pedestrian bridge.

It currently holds the status as the tallest building in Beirut at 153 m height, only to be eclipsed by the currently under-construction 195-meters-high Sama Beirut tower in the Achrafieh district of Beirut. The platinum has gradually occupied a significant location on the seafront, thus becoming an unmissable icon on Beirut's skyline.

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Hosn 440 Tower

5) Hosn 440 Tower

Hosn 440 Tower is located in Mina el Hosn, Beirut, and is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city, rising 142 meters above the sea level. Designed in the shape of a sail, the tower is used as a residential condominium. It features 27 different types of luxurious residential units.
Al Mur Tower

6) Al Mur Tower

Al Mur Tower is about 100 meters tall. Its construction began in the early 1970s under the sponsorship of two Mur brothers. The construction was stopped by the Civil War. The tower is still incomplete - remains an empty concrete shell - even though the war ended in 1990.
Sursock Tower

7) Sursock Tower

Sursock Tower is located in Ashrafiyeh, Beirut. It has 18 floors and is 90 meters tall. A lot of glass has been used in its facade. The skyscraper is a modernist structure designed by famous Lebanese architect Pierre El Khoury.
ABC Mall

8) ABC Mall

ABC Mall is located in the Ashrafiyeh district of Beirut. It was opened in 2004. The Mall features a modernist architectural style, and is one of the main attractions of the Lebanese capital, housing an array of shops, restaurants and movie theaters.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 10 pm

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.
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
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
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: 3.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Beirut for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Beirut has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Beirut, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.