Distance from Beirut: 55km
From Beirut, go north, through Nahr El Kalb tunnel, turn right to Ajaltoun, and
go toward Faraya, Sannine, Faqra.
The Ruins of Faqra are the Ruins of a Phoenician temple and a Roman tower.
Located 55 Km from Beirut, Faqra hosts predominantly Roman ruins
at an elevation of 1,550 meters. The archaeological site is a collection of
temples, columns, layers, and rock cut tombs, along with the ruins of a
Phoenician temple to the Goddess Astestre and the tower of the Roman Emperor Claudius.
The Faqra's natural stone bridge is another interesting site to visit, which was
carved out of the rock by wind and rain so perfectly that early chroniclers
claimed man had a hand in its making. The Bridge, or known as "Jisr el Hajar",
or natural bridge, was carved over the centuries by wind and water. The
34-metre bridge is so perfect it is hard to believe it was created by nature.
Faqra resort, known as Faqra Club, is one of the world's first
private ski clubs, whereby the club is the owner of the land over which the
lifts are constructed. Started in 1974, Faqra's snow village is made of nicely
designed chalets and beautiful gardens unveiling hundreds of colors in the
summer. Facilities in the club are offered by a first class hotel, l'Auberge de
Faqra, offering a heated swimming pool, squash, sauna, 3 tennis courts and a
In the immediate vicinity of the resort, in Kfarzebian's region, you may visit
Faqra's ruins or follow the climbers to the natural stone bridge.
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