BAALBECK

Located in the Bekaa plain, 85 km northeast of Beirut, Baalbeck is an important historical site where you will see the most colossal monuments ever found from the Roman period. The grouping of Roman temples called The Acropolis includes the Temple of Jupiter. Six of its 54 original stone columns remain, each measuring 65 ft in height and 7 ft in diameter; they are the largest Roman columns found in the world today. Also part of the Acropolis are the Temple of Bacchus, with its beautiful and well-preserved columns and wall carvings, and the exquisite, small Temple of Venus with its original circular design. Every summer the famous Baalbeck festivals are held in the unique setting of this ancient city.