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कहाँ है Batroun?

Where is Batroun? The town is located just 50 km north of Beirut and is well known for some of the cleanest waters in Lebanon. Like most of the towns located on the country’s coastline, the town is also renowned for its beaches and historical relics. Batroun was known as ‘Botrys’ during the Greco-Roman era and is also one of the oldest Phoenician cities. It is highly likely that the town was used as fortress during its antiquity with the aim to alert the city when invaders arrived.

The town of Batroun came under the influence of several civilizations which were introduced to Lebanon on a frequent basis. This is one of the main reasons why the town comprises of so many historical vestiges of Persian, Egyptian, Phoenician and Roman descent (besides others) which are also some of the best places to visit in Batroun.

Once you land in the town then your first order of business should be to see which sites you wish to visit. If you want to glimpse a part of Crusader history then your first stop can be the Castle of Mousaylaha, a relic of the Crusades which is based on a huge rock right in the centre of the plain and ringed by mountains. The castle comprises of two floors and can be reached through a flight of stairs. Similarly, you can also visit the Seat of the Prince which is based in Bahsa Beach but all that remains is a large rock, a door and some stairs.

Just overlooking the harbor of the town lies the Cathedral of St Stephan which is also considered one of the biggest churches in Lebanon. Its architecture is a Roman-Byzantine mix and it was built on an old church in 1910. Similarly, if you love to explore old churches then you will also love the Church of St George which is situated near this one. It was also built according to Byzantine inspired architectural designs and boasts a special dome. The Church of the Lady of the Sea is also worth a visit and is particularly famous for its icons which were painted way back in 1863 by a famed artist.

So where is Batroun and why should you visit it should have been fairly answered by now. If you are still skeptical if it is worth spending a vacation there then it would be a good idea to look up all of the aforementioned places to visit in Batroun in detail and pick those that take your fancy.

The Phoenician Wall Batroun

The Phoenician Wall Batroun

Batroun is a city in the northern coast of Lebanon and is considered one of the oldest in the country. It is the capital of the Batroun District and a popular tourist destination with the Phoenician wall as the main attraction. The town is itself ...

Our Lady of the Sea Church Saydet al Bahr

Our Lady of the Sea Church (Saydet al Bahr)

It is a Greek Orthodox Church in Batroun (Saydet al Bahr) on the seashore along the Phoenician Wall called the Our Lady of the Sea. Underneath the Church Byzantine ruins were found that go back to the 19th century. The Our Lady of the Sea Church i ...

Saint Stephan s Cathedral

Saint Stephan's Cathedral

One of the biggest churches for Maronites in Lebanon, it overlooks the town harbor, this is one of the largest Maronite churches in Lebanon. It's architecture is a mixed Roman-Byzantine and it was built on the site of an older church around 1910.

The Old Port Al Mina

The Old Port - Al Mina

The old port of Batroun is a historic part of Batroun located next to the St.Stephan cathedral and the old souks. This old port offers visitors an access to a very beautiful and peaceful walk. The old port is also a fishing position for all batrou ...

St George s Church

St-George's Church

It's a Greek Orthodox Church and is near St-Stephan's Cathedral. It was built in a Byzantine style and its dome is unique.The conctruction of this church was over in August 1867.

The Old Souk

The Old Souk

It is a Souk (marketplace) built out of Batroun sandstone with ribbed or semi-circular vaults. It is made up of several old streets and is one of Lebanon's most remarkable marketplace in which some old crafts are still practiced by tailors, cobble ...