Deir El Qamar & Beiteddine Palace
Cultural & Heritage Experience
Drive south of Beirut to the Chouf area, the heartland of the Lebanese Druze community. Arrival to Deir el Qamar which was also the first village in Lebanon to have a municipality in 1864, and it is the birth place of many well known personalities, Lebanese presidents, artists, writers, and highly acclaimed figures in all fields. Continue to Beiteddine Palace complex, Lebanon’s best example of early 19th century Lebanese architecture, was built over a thirty-year period by Emir Bechir Chehab II, who ruled Mount Lebanon for more than half a century. Then visit Deir el Qamar (meaning “Monastery of the Moon“) is a village consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el Qamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon. It is also notable for its 15th century Fakhreddine Mosque, Fakhreddine II Palace as well as other historical palaces and administrative buildings. During its peak, the city was the center of Arab literary tradition.
- Enjoy the green sceneries of the beautiful village of Deir El Qamar and visit Fakhreddine Mosque and our Lady of hill church.
- Discover Beiteddine Palace and enjoy a masterpiece of the oriental architecture.
- English – French – Arabic – Russian – German – Spanish – Portuguese – Italian
ValidityAll year round
InterestElders & Young
Level of ComfortEasy
Opening Hours & Days:
- Beiteddine Palace closes on Monday