Tour de l'Horloge

Tour de l'Horloge, Beirut: Address, Tour de l'Horloge Reviews: 3.5/5

Tour de l'Horloge
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Much like its neighbour le Grand Serail (the Lebanese government building), the Clock Tower (Tour de l'Horloge) is an Ottoman structure. It was erected in 1897, around the same time that nearly every city in the Levant received a clock tower by the Ottomans. The design is by the Lebanese architect, Youssef Aftimos, who later designed two of the most beautiful edifices in Beirut: the Municipal Building and Barakat Building. The clock tower stands in front of the main entrance of le Grand Sérail on a hill dominating central Beirut.
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Walking the Beirut Souk
27 contributions
Central location
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is a very central location, with beatutiful formations and stretts going out to different parts of Downtown Beirut, and this was how I moved from here to the waterfront Corniche, the Zaituna Bay, the old bullet ridden Holiday Inns and finally to the Grouche Rock....
Written 14 April 2019
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Pavle K
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia139 contributions
Surprise
Jan 2019 • Business
I was surprised when I saw the clock tower. it was so beautiful. The square was very inviting to sit and have coffee (which I did).
Written 23 January 2019
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Gureni L
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1,583 contributions
Refreshing
Nov 2018 • Friends
When in Beirut a stroll around downtown in a must. The streets here are closed to vehicle traffic so they are conducive for safe and peaceful walks to enjoy the beauty of these historic icons such as this clock tower, Rolex to be specific.
Written 27 December 2018
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omjjgjrn
Beirut, Lebanon18 contributions
Must go
May 2018
It is a very unique place to go if you are staying in Lebanon, since it has many things to do and a lot of history
Written 13 December 2018
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Martyn Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,227 contributions
The Rolex Clock Tower
Aug 2018 • Couples
Set in a square in downtown Beirut, the clock tower is unmissable. The square and surrounding streets are closed to traffic and the area is patrolled by security personnel. Ask them for permission before you take any photos of the nearby government buildings, or you could land yourself in trouble. The clock tower has an attractive design and the name Rolex on the clock face is clearly visible, so you will know if you are in the correct place.
Written 6 September 2018
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Amigos2008
Cairo Governorate, Egypt28 contributions
Had higher expectations for the place
Jul 2018 • Family
I expected the downtown area to be more entertaining which was not. I think Solidaire, the Company that renovated the square just destroyed its character as there are not traditional shops and local attractions anymore. It's all brands and expensive shops that you can find in any other country. There is no Lebanese flavor in the downtown area expect for the old clock, two cathedrals and mosque
Written 2 August 2018
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GeorgeF
Mestre, Italy31 contributions
Beyrouth
Jun 2018 • Couples
It was scaffolded when we visited and guarded by soldiers. What is important of this place: you can feel the 30es years the grandiose stone buildings and the time when Liban was a French protectorate. But simultaneously you see the relaxed people watching Football World Cup 2018 and you feel at home...
Written 18 June 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,559 contributions
Replica of a 1930s clock tower
Mar 2018 • Friends
Most of the reviews listed here are about the clock tower on the Place de l'Etoile (another address as in the listing). Adding to the confusion is a photo of another clock tower.
Anyway the clock tower at the Place de l'Etoile with the Rolex promotion is a replica or rather an attempt to replicate the old 1930s clocktower which was badly damaged during the civil war. The original was a gift from Lebanese-Mexican émigré Michel Abed. This is the reason it is also refered to as the Al-Abed Clock tower.
Written 23 March 2018
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AOmeiri
Kuwait City, Kuwait3,766 contributions
The clock tower
Nov 2017 • Family
There is nothing special about the clock tower which was rebuilt to look like the original one. Its next to the Nejmeh Place and if your already in Down Town pass by but I wouldn't recommend coming specifically to see
Written 10 December 2017
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Henk P
Naarden, The Netherlands193 contributions
Clock tower
Nov 2017 • Solo
The clock tower or Tour del'Horloge looks good, but there are no cars allowed in the area, All roadblocks with police and military, so it looks a bit dull.
Written 26 November 2017
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