Look up! Gemmayzeh’s Traditional Architecture


In the heart of Beirut lies the Gemmayzeh nightlife and restaurant district, with its beautiful buildings, fine details and traditional flavors. The classic architectural style is a fusion of Lebanon’s older Ottoman influences, golden-age trends and modern touches. While many of the buildings continue to wear their timeworn look well, others have been given a colorful face-lift with clean beiges and whites, as well as fun pastel tones. Next time you’re in the little streets of Gemmayzeh, don’t miss the beauty, look up and look around you, and admire the beauty of these old Beirut buildings that retain their historic character.