Beirut Down Town
In 1990, DownTown was in shambles, a ghost town. Just over a decade later, Downtown has emerged as Beirut most fashionable and desirable neighborhood, with glory-ously restored French Mandate-era buildings. European and Lebanese cafes world class restaurants, luxurious boutiques, and stylish pubs. Maarad St. with in arabesque arches and sidewalk cafes, is unquestionably the beating heart of DT. Its main artery leads to Nijmeh Square, with the 1930s Art Deco clock tower at its center .
The Political Center
The Lebanese Parliament , also completed in the 30s, is another stunning example of Lebanese Art Deco architecture. West of Nijmeh Square stands the Grand Serail (Sarai), the seat of the Prime Minister, with its neo Ottoman clock tower,
which was designed by famed architect Youssef Aftimos in 1897.
Other notable sights in down town area include the St. Louis of the Capuchins Church, the neo Ottoman Beirut Municipality; the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. George,the Emir Munzer Tannoukhi Mosque, and the Maronite Cathedral of St. George.
Recently Mohammad Al Amin Mosque was opened in the down town center.
This mosque rebuild after years of constructions and architecture. The history of this mosque take you far away to the past time
Al Omari Mosque( 1291A.D.)
Amir Assaf Mosque (1572-1580)
Zawiyat Ibn al Arraq (1517A.D)
Amir Munzer Mosque (1620A.D)
Mohammad Al Amin Mosque (2008)
The Maronitte Cathedral of Saint George, Built in 1888,
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George , built in 1767.
The Greek Catholic of Saint Elias , built in the mid 19th century.
The Saint Luis Church of the Capuchins Inaugurated in 1863,.
The Evangelical Church, built in 1867.