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Beirut's Heritage Buildings

This guide aims to list some of Beirut's heritage buildings and provide resources to assist researchers with their needs on this specific topic.

Ain el Mreisseh Mosque was built in 1887 by Hajj Abdallah Al-Bayham and his brothers. The mosque was rebuilt in 1951 and later renovated between years 1989-1993 while preserving its architecture.

                          Ain el Mreisseh mosque


The AUB Archaeological Museum, founded in 1868, is the third oldest museum in the Near East, after Cairo and Constantinople. The Museum was renovated in 1999 and reopened to the public in 2006.

                       AUB Archaeological Museum


This palace is located on Omar Daouk Street.

                          لا يتوفر وصف للصورة.


"Fakhoura" area in Ain el Mreisseh includes a traditional house that was recently renovated.
                        May be an image of outdoors and buildings 

                        Source (renovated building):

Youssef Iskandarani's house, located in the middle of Georges Post Street, was built in 1870.

                       No photo description available.


Qaddoura Building, a traditional villa in Ain el Mreisseh, was turned into Casablanca restaurant.

                     Qaddoura Building         

                    Source: Owner of the libguide                              

Quo Vadis, an Italian restaurant once famous for its pasta on Phoenicia Street, has been derelict for years.

                       Quevadis Restaurant


Mohamad Ayass Senno's house is a beautiful brick house built in 1865. The house faces Ain el Mreisseh stairs on John Kennedy Street.

                       Sinno's House

                      Source: Mike Awwad's book "بيروت بالقلب" (Bayrūt bel-qalb)