4A. 1 month ago
Nice historical place. Good vibes.
5M C. 1 month ago
The old souk in Byblos is charming indeed, walking around the shops, looking and buying the goods on display, as well as enjoying the different tastes of refreshments on offer, all of this makes this experience entertaining indeed.
We came here after a visit to the castle nearby and we were not disappointed.
We finished by visiting one of the restaurants in the vicinity.
5M. 3 months ago
If you're a lover of history, culture, and the enchanting ambiance of traditional marketplaces, then a visit to the Old Souk of Byblos in Lebanon is an absolute must. Stepping into this vibrant and historic quarter is like taking a journey back in time, where the past seamlessly blends with the present, creating an unforgettable experience.
The first thing that strikes you upon entering the Old Souk is its undeniable charm. The narrow cobblestone streets, lined with quaint shops and stalls, exude a sense of authenticity that is hard to find elsewhere. As you wander through the bustling alleys, you'll encounter an array of vendors selling an incredible variety of goods, from handmade crafts and jewelry to spices, textiles, and souvenirs. It's a true treasure trove for shoppers and culture enthusiasts alike.
One of the highlights of the Old Souk is its architectural splendor. The beautifully preserved buildings, with their distinct Lebanese architecture, transport you to a bygone era. The combination of stone facades, wooden shutters, and intricate detailing showcases the rich heritage of the region and serves as a constant reminder of the city's storied past.
As you explore further, you'll come across traditional cafes and restaurants tucked away in hidden corners. These establishments offer a welcome respite, allowing you to savor the local cuisine while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere. From mouthwatering mezze platters to fragrant grilled meats and freshly caught seafood, the flavors of Byblos will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
What truly sets the Old Souk of Byblos apart is the warm and welcoming spirit of its people. The shopkeepers and artisans are incredibly friendly, always ready to share their stories and knowledge about their craft. Their passion for their work is evident in every interaction, and you can't help but appreciate the dedication and skill that goes into creating the handmade products on display.
Beyond the shopping and dining experiences, the Old Souk also serves as a gateway to Byblos' fascinating history. As you wander through the ancient streets, you'll stumble upon archaeological sites and landmarks that date back thousands of years. The towering Crusader Castle, the Roman amphitheater, and the impressive Phoenician ruins stand as testaments to the city's rich historical significance.
In conclusion, the Old Souk of Byblos is a true gem that embodies the essence of Lebanon's cultural heritage. It is a place where tradition and modernity coexist harmoniously, offering visitors a glimpse into the city's past while providing a vibrant and captivating present. Whether you're seeking unique souvenirs, delectable cuisine, or simply an immersive cultural experience, the Old Souk of Byblos will not disappoint. Make sure to carve out time in your itinerary to explore this captivating destination—it is an absolute must-visit for any traveler.
5Ali A. 4 months ago
Peaceful and historical bazaar. Really enjoyed the journey there and people playing oad and other musical instruments. The kids enjoyed the experience and played around especially the castle journey. I would absolutely recommend it to my friends
4Abdallah E. 8 months ago
Nice atmosphere to walk in, ice cream, lemonade,soda, tea, coffee and many more drinking variety is available to enjoy you tour
4Rere A. 8 months ago
I really liked this souk, reminded me of a cute French street - lots to eat, buy and see here especially if you enjoy people watching like me. There’s a variety of food options, pubs and beautiful spots for pictures. Take an evening stroll if you can so you can enjoy it fully.
5Hasan H. 9 months ago
It always feels great to go back to Jbeil and walk through it's old souks ! You'll get to see a bunch of shops selling hand crafts ( eg. Hand made soap), souvenirs, .. and you'll find some restaurants and bars too ! I've been there countless times and everytime I go there I have to grab my camera and take more photos of that beauty! It's Christmas time too now and they have a beautiful Christmas tree in the center of Jbeil alongside Christmas shows and games for kids and adults.
5Saeid A. 10 months ago
Worth to spend 4 hours this place
And walk around and enjoy the old bazar.
+ weather and view
+ calm and friendly people
5Moustafa Abou S. 1 year ago
Great historical place that u should not miss if passing by Byblos ♥️
Try croissant bar, and don’t forget to get souvenirs from yousuf beside BURDA..
He offers the best prices after passing by many shop..
5Mohamad A. 1 year ago
Walking in this market is fun, it includes a large number of shops selling souvenirs specific to Lebanon and the city of Byblos, the sellers are good, you can get souvenirs made of wood or metal engraved with your name, you can take beautiful pictures, or in the evening the place turns into a night club in Outdoors (not recommended for kids in the evening).
4Rasheed K. 1 year ago
It’s a historical place ; friendly people ; great atmosphere;
5Roy M. 1 year ago
Lovely place, packed with history! The shops are great many handmade goods! The architecture is stunning as well.
5Vivian T. 1 year ago
Beautiful fishing village, very authentic, great market and very pretty harbour. The restaurants are exceptionally good. A must!!
4Fatima N. 1 year ago
It has beautiful old architecture. You will find small shops selling souvenirs and nice restaurants.
4David Z. 1 year ago
Old Souq of Jubilee, you can exper new trip, walking between bazaars, eat traditional food, for me I didn't buy any thing as it is limited souvenir. There is the old castle located on the sea, nice Christmas tree you are there at end of the year. You can try chair lifts from Hariessa to Jubilee. Also you can visit amazing historical church there.
5kazi a. 1 year ago
Great place. Most beautiful place in whole Lebanon. If you not going there, you will miss it.
5D. 1 year ago
Very nice place to see , many restaurants and great ambiance
Beautiful churches around
5Mohamad S. 2 years ago
Fascinating walk in the old souks, great architecture and rich in history and culture, people are very friendly and amazing
5Jad A. 2 years ago
A must-visit destination in Byblos! Walk in the Old Souk while admiring its gorgeous architecture and strolling through its ancient alleyways covered in flowers. You’ll find small shops for souvenirs and crafts, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and much more!
4Dana B. 2 years ago
So many colours and shops selling all sorts of things that you may want but have never thought about
Great place to buy souvenirs
the people are Lovely and welcoming (Typical Lebanese💗)
4Dani C. 2 years ago
It's more than beautiful. Architecture, and the spirit of the place is so beautiful and very Historical. The prices are overpriced like the prices of the souvenirs and stuff. But everything else is good, and the merchants are good and kind. Worth the visit.
5Nancy H. 2 years ago
** Authentic place **
The place is clean, safe, different and beautiful many souvniers/clothes shops with resonable prices, pubs at night.
5tony Y. 2 years ago
It’s very clean and safe
5Duaa K. 2 years ago
You will never feel bored walking inside this old souq , the oldest market in jbeil , souvenirs are the best I have ever seen
5Joey A. 4 years ago
A historic place filled with beauty and history. The area is especially vibrant around Christmas were beautiful holiday decorations along with a Christmas tree can be seen.
5theweekendguide b. 4 years ago
The Old Souq at Byblos
Ohhh you will enjoy this place with good scenery. Byblos itself is so beautiful, wish I can live here. They have small shops which sell souvenirs, apparels etc. they also have lots of pubs around and fancy restaurants around. Make sure you have comfy slippers or shoes with you as walking is around is a must.
5Milad S. 4 years ago
Absolutely magnificent location with magical views from all the flowers. Even though the souq is not big, you can spend hours in it walking around and taking in the beautiful views. Restaurants are a bit pricy and service isn’t great.
3Matthew Y. 4 years ago
not a lot to see here
5Rabih H. 4 years ago
Christmas vibes in a historical place every december
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5Alex K. 6 years ago
Incredible area, especially with the souks.
5Fahed K. 6 years ago
Amazing historical place to visit
4johnny s. 6 years ago
Decorating the History!