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".
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Terrain, street, satellite, touristic, urban growth, sailing, and historical maps and aerial imagery of Tripoli, Lebanon.
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A guide for towns and villages neighbouring Tripoli, Lebanon.
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Interactive panoramic views of Tripoli, Lebanon.
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- Tripoli Radio
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A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusades, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.
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A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in the historical districts of 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
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At present, Tripoli is really made up of two towns - the city proper with its ancient and modern quarters, and the harbour - "ElMina"- three kilometers away, where there was apparently at one time a Phoenician town of which nothing now remains. ElMina is also known as the "City of Waves and Horizons".
ElMina occupies at present a total surface area of 3.5 Km2. It used to be known as the "Iskele" until a law (21/12/1979; municipality decision 178,19/1977) defined the name as ElMina. On 6.6.1996 the law no. 507 defined ElMina as a 'city' and not a 'town'. ElMina celebrates it's anniversary on the 9th of September of every year.
The Mina used to be surrounded by a great wall. Only some traces are remaining in western el-Mina in Mabro land. The wall used to be a great and strong construction with a great ditch in the eastern part of the city from any sea attack. The ditch used to have a great iron gate.
In el-Mina there are 5 main parks:
Mashti (The winter): It is close to the seaside where the old port of the city used to be. A great anchor is placed at its center.
Shouhada (Martyrs): It was constructed in 1964. It has a water pool at the center.
Hatef (The telephone tower): It was desgined and constructed in 1979. It has lots of palm trees, white seats, and childrens playgrounds.
Baher (Fabulous): It contains more than 500 tree types.
Bourj (the tower) or el-Bi'a (the environment): It contains some monumental remains, palm trees, and flowering shrubs.
|The Quarters of El-Mina
Shari' Port Said: Is surrounded on both sides with 8-storey high buildings. This street represents the continuation between el-Mina and Tripoli. It was constructed in 1879.
Shari' Mar Eliyas, alias Shari' Port Said: Christian and Muslim names of the new boulevard separating the new and old parts of the Mina.
Jaddet Rafiq el-Hariri (The Corniche): It is a 34-meters wide street on the seaside that runs to the Bohsas district. Both ways of the street are separated by palm trees.
The seaside part is a gathering point for people willing to promenade. Constructed in 1985.
The Mina-Beirut Highway: Constructed in 1992.
Shari' al-Gumruk: customs, waterfront
Suq al-Kharab: Christian commercial
Suq al-Muslimiyyah: Muslim commercial
Shari' al-Marfa'a (the harbour): It runs towards the Tebbaneh Square and the road leading to el-Quobbeh and the Mallouleh Autoroute.
Network of streets
Hayy Mar Ilyas: Christian residential
Sahit Tirb: Christian residential-commercial
Zawqaq al-Na'ura: Muslim residential-commercial
Shari' Nuss Birtawshi: Muslim residential
Buwwabi: Muslim residential
St Georgios: It was constructed on top of an old Christian cemetery. The cemetery was moved out of the town. This square is surrounded by shoping bazars, the St Georgios
church, and a small park is in its center.
Masjed: It was constructed on top of an old Muslim cemetery. It is surrounded by a popular vegetables and fruits bazaar. At its center are some palm trees.
Aerial view of ElMina.
Aerial view of ElMina (1980s).
Aerial view of ElMina (Center top to bottom: Port Said Boulevard).
Aerial view of Port Said Boulevard, El-Mina.
Aerial view of Rafiq Hariri Boulevard (The Corniche), El-Mina.
Fishing Boats at El-Mina.
A passage under a mosque.
The fishing port.
St Georgios / Municipality Square.
A historical construction at elMina.
The Bakar Island as seen from the sea (El-Mina behind).