Modern Architecture in Tripoli, Mina Sea Side & Train Station


Let’s have a refreshing walk around a beautiful park, while discovering a space you didn’t think would exist in Lebanon.
Did you know that the iconic Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who is behind the city of Brasilia & the UN Building in New York designed what Tripolitans call the Maarad?

Then get ready to walk the avant-garde International Exhibition Fair designed in the 60ies by the renowned architect in Lebanon’s second largest city!

After tasting local Tripolitan specialties, a pleasant stroll through Old Mina’s narrow alleys will follow with more to learn about Tripoli and Mina’s history.

Then before going back to Beirut, we’ll discover the Old Train Station that goes back to 1911 where German & French trains have reached their final destinations. To top it off, we will have a relaxing ride in the bus along the beautiful coastline of Mina and Tripoli before heading back to Beirut.
Departure from Beirut:
Virgin bldg., Martyr’s Square, Central Beirut at 9 am
A Connex bus for 29 persons will be waiting from 8:30 am

11 am: Start of the tour at the main gate of the fair next to where the big Pole is located – for the ones joining in Tripoli without the bus.
Return to Beirut: Afternoon (around 3/4 pm)

The guided tour fee: 30 000 LL ($20)
Bus fee: 15 000 LL ($10)
Fee for Tripolitans : 20 000 LL
(Payment: the day of the trip)

Places are limited therefore please register by sending your email address and phone number to Mira Minkara at (For more info +961 70 12 67 64)

– Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require payment of the full fee of the bus.
– Bring your snacks, water or juice as there are no shops in the Fair.
– Bring hats & sunscreen, we will have a tan after all 😉
– Lunch is not included in the tour package and it would range between 5000LL and 7000LL with a soft drink & coffee!


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