Deir al Oumara

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Nominated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Deir el Qamar (“Convent of the Moon” in Arabic) is indelibly marked by a rich and complex history; it was Lebanon’s first capital from 1518 to 1920, and home to the Great Emirs including Fakhreddine II Maan and Bashir Chehab II.

Today, Deir el Qamar is one of the most well-preserved towns in Lebanon, and among the best examples of the country’s provincial architecture dating from the 17th and 18th century.

From the main public square to the old markets, former palaces and religious institutions, most of the town’s historical sites and museums are located within walking distance of the hotel. Just take a stroll and discover its landmarks as you lose yourself in the cobblestone streets, winding alleyways, and vaulted passages of its old quarter.

Feel free to ask our staff for brochures, more information, or to help you organize guided tours for the day.