Beirut is located on the eastern Mediterranean Sea and is the capital of Lebanon. With a population of about 2.3 million‚ it is the economic and cultural centre of the country.
Beirut is a vibrant place of contrasts and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan and tolerant cities in the Middle East. Countless cultures and religions live together here. With design hotels and first-class restaurants‚ the metropolis can easily compete with lifestyle destinations such as Barcelona or Istanbul.
Beirut's most famous sights include the Al-Omari Mosque‚ the National Museum and the Place de l'Étoile.