Anjar

 

Anjar is an ancient town and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Bekaa Valley of eastern Lebanon.

The city was founded by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century, with a regular layout pattern reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times.

Public and private buildings are laid out according to a strict plan: the great palace of the Caliph and the Mosque in the South-East quarter occupies the highest part of the site, while the small palaces (harems) and the baths are located in the North-East quarter to facilitate the functioning and evacuation of waste waters.

Today Anjar consists almost entirely of Armenians, with a summer swell when members of the Armenian diaspora return.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Zenotel Welness Retreat Hotel & Spa

Zenotel Welness Retreat Hotel & Spa

This unique Wellness Retreat Hotel, located in Bhersaf between Broummana and Bekfaya, has serene mountain surroundings with breathtaking sea views. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

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Broumana Boutique Hotel & Spa

Broumana Boutique Hotel & Spa

Featuring free WiFi, a spa centre and a children's playground, Broumana Boutique Hotel & Spa offers accommodation in Broummana, 13 km from Beirut. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

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Soukoon Boutique Resort

Soukoon Boutique Resort

Located in Deir El Harf, Soukoon Boutique Resort features simply furnished accommodations. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and a free outdoor swimming pool. It is a 20-minute drive away from Broumana. All accommodations feature tiled floors. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-
Aley Suites

Aley Suites

Aley Suites is located in Aley Downtown where a variety of shops and restaurants are available. It offers self-catering accommodation with private balconies. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$98 - $195

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Golden Lili Resort & Spa

Golden Lili Resort & Spa

Just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Beirut, Golden Lili Resort & Spa is located in Aley. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this resort. It offers an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99

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Pineland Hotel and Health Resort

Pineland Hotel and Health Resort

Surrounded by vast pine forests, this hotel offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and quad biking among others. It boasts 2 pools, a spa and a fitness centre set in the natural space. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Colibri Hotel

Colibri Hotel

Perched on a hill among the pine trees of El Metn. Colibri Hotel offers a restaurant, a spacious terrace and a children’s playground. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Rooms here will provide you with a TV and satellite channels. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$100

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Raj Hotel

Raj Hotel

Situated in Aley in the Mount Lebanon Region, 13 km from Beirut, Raj Hotel boasts an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$100

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Cherry Blossom Boutique Hotel

Cherry Blossom Boutique Hotel

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Chtaura Park Hotel

Chtaura Park Hotel

This hotel in Chtaura features a gym, outdoor pool and 2 tennis courts. Each luxurious room has a balcony with pool or mountain views. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Massabki Hotel

Massabki Hotel

Situated in a private, 16000 m² forest of oak trees, the Massabki Hotel overlooks Chtaura River. It features spacious courtyards and air-conditioned guestrooms with balconies and panoramic garden views. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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The Maud residence

The Maud residence

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Tourist Motel

Tourist Motel

Nestled between the Chouf Mountains, Tourist Motel is located next to the natural preserve. The hotel boasts a sun terrace, a garden and a restaurant that offers a 24-hour room service. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

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Austria Apartments

Austria Apartments

Just 2 minutes’ walk from Faraya Mzaar Kfardebian ski slopes, Austria Apartments offers spacious and heated apartments with a kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Ski passes and equipment are available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Armenian Culture

The majority of Anjar's Armenians are Armenian Apostolics (Orthodox) who belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church and Holy See of Cilicia. Armenian Apostolic Saint Paul Church is the second largest Armenian church in Lebanon. The Armenian Apostolic community has its own school.

Our Lady of the Rosary Armenian Catholic Church in Anjar serves as church for the Armenian Catholics, who also run the Armenian Catholic Sisters School.

The Armenian Evangelical Church of Anjar serves Anjar's small Armenian Evangelical community.
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Archeological Sites
Formerly known as Gerrha, a stronghold built by Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid ibn Abdel Malek in the 8th century, the site was later abandoned, leaving a number of well-preserved ruins. The present-day name derives from Arabic Ayn Gerrha, or "source of Gerrha". The ruins have been recognized as a World Heritage Site.
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Cultural
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