The harbour - ElMina - three kilometers away, hosted what was apparently at one time a Phoenician town of which nothing now remains. ElMina is also known as the "City of Waves and Horizons".
A comprehensive repository of Tripolitan families and expatriates.
Tripoli has long been known for its sweets industry, olive oil-based soap production, and copper crafts.
- Index Tripolis
A project to provide bibliographic information about Tripoli, Lebanon.
A wander around inside Tripoli, Lebanon: A diary of humouristic series of walkabouts "kazdouras".
Useful links and telephone numbers in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Terrain, street, satellite, touristic, urban growth, sailing, and historical maps and aerial imagery of Tripoli, Lebanon.
Daily and weekly news from Tripoli, Lebanon.
- North Lebanon
A guide for towns and villages neighbouring Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Palm Islands
The Palm Islands Park is a unique and integrated natural marine basin in the eastern Mediterranean that was declared as a reserve in 1994.
- Panoramic Views
Interactive panoramic views of Tripoli, Lebanon.
The 'Tripoli e-Discussion Society' is an independently self-controlled body that aims at gathering Tripolitans residing all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Today's Tripoli
Various present aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon
- Tripoli Radio
An Internet Radio that features original on-demand programs about various aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli TV
An Internet TV that brings you original on-demand films about various aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusade, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.
The wealth of historical monuments make Tripoli the second largest preserved Mameluke city in the world.
- The Tripoli Quiz
An educational game to test your knowledge about Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tourist Guide
A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Virtual Museum
A documented history of Tripoli from the 3rd to the 20th centuries with large collections of coins, garments, manuscripts, paintings, old photographs, and many other artifacts.
Bienvenue à Tripoli, Liban
أهلاً بكم في طرابلس لبنان
- Ramadhan / رمضان
The Holy Month of Ramadhan in Tripoli / شهر رمضان المبارك في طرابلس
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Known as Hammam AlAteek, Hammam AlAzem is situated in ElMina below the arch of the Kabir Ali Mosque. This bath was constructed by Ibrahim Pasha AlAzem, governor of Tripoli, during the Ottoman period in year 1136 H./1723 CE.
This is a public bathing-house located at the Hadeed district and occupying an area of 745 m2 area. Izzeddeen Hammam was constructed in years 1295-1299 CE/694-698 Hejirah and it was commissioned by the city's Mamluke Governor "Izzeldeen Aybak AlMawsili". The Governor (d. 1298 CE), is buried in a mausoleum besides the Hammam.
In building Izzeddeen Hammam, artifacts remaining from a Crusader church and hospice of Saint Jacob were used. The external front portal is decorated with an inscribed fragment between two Saint James shells. The name of St. Jacob is clearly indicated (SCStACOBOS).
The inner gate of Izzeddeen Hammam hammam caries an arch that includes series of alternate colored-stones with some simple decoratif motifs below. The gate is decorated on top with a picture of a small lamb who's head is surrounded by an icon. The lamb symbols the "Holly Paschal Lamb" slaughtered by Christians during Easter. On the right and left sides of the lamb there are two rounded-flower motifs. Next to the right-sided flower stands a latin inscription.
Izzeddeen Hammam was in continual use until it was badly damaged during Lebanon's war. The Hammam was recently restored by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and it is open for visitors during weekdays.
The External Portal of Izzeddeen Hammam Showing an Inscribed Fragment (SCStACOBOS) between two Saint James Shells.
The Inner Gate of Izzeddeen Hammam. Left: Photo taken in the 1970s. Right: Photo showing the extent of damage that happened to it because of the war in Lebanon (1975-1992).
The Inner Gate of Izzeddeen Hammam Showing the Holly Paschal Lamb (2016).
The Main Hall of Izzeddeen Hammam.
Inner View of the Main Dome of Izzeddeen Hammam.
Interior View of a Dome above one Bathing Room at Izzeddeen Hammam.
A Bathing Room at Izzeddeen Hammam with Heating Pipes Runing in the Walls.
A Preparation Room at Izzeddeen Hammam.
The Water Boiler at Izzeddeen Hammam.
The Exterior View of the Main Dome of the Hammam.