Place des Martyrs

Located in the center of Beirut, Martyr’s Square (also known as Place de Canons and the Burj, so named for the Burj al Kachaf that occupied the square until 1874) is loaded with history. In 1908 it was called Liberty Union Square to commemorate the declaration of the Constitution. In 1916 it became Martyr’s Square in memory of Syrian-Lebanese nationalists who were executed by the Ottomans. A bullet-ridden statue symbolizes the destruction that occurred during the Lebanese civil war.

 

It is often the site of political demonstrations, so be on guard if there's any political strife happening.


Location: Bechara El Khoury, Downtown

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