At an equal distance from the northern and southern borders of Lebanon, Beirut stands on a rocky peninsula against the foothills of Mount Lebanon and enjoys a prime position overlooking the Mediterranean. The capital of Lebanon, Beirut has broken free of a troubled recent past and is now a modern city with strong traditions. You will love its dynamism. In the city centre, take a walk to discover the monuments, palaces and architectural gems. Hamra, a shopping hub, is where you will really taste the atmosphere of the city. The must-see National Museum of Beirut, Lebanon’s principal museum of archaeology, is worth a visit.