Discover Lebanon through its Heritage, Contemporary History and Art
The tour starts at The National Museum unveiling several layers of history, then continues at Beit Beirut a museum and urban cultural center celebrating the modern history of Beirut and namely the civil war. The tour ends at the posh area of Saint Nicolas at the Sursock modern and contemporary art museum, which was donated to the city of Beirut upon the will of Nicolas Sursock after his death in 1956 to be transformed into a museum. The building exemplifies Lebanese architecture with its Italianate, specifically Venetian and Ottoman architectural influences. The museum’s permanent collection includes modern art, Japanese engravings and Islamic art. Some 5,000 pieces, among which are paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glassware, and iconography, dating from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
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