World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.8 (195 votes)


Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Tyre, Lebanon.

Photo of Tyre
Photo by flickr user upyernoz
Pin It

Tyre has endured a long and tumultuous history that has bequeathed the modern city with a wealth of intriguing historical and cultural landmarks. Wander the souqs to get a feel for the flavour of the city. Sift through the traditional crafts and goods and take in the sights and sounds of the bustling marketplace. But no trip to Tyre is complete without a visit to the Roman ruins that have earned the city a UNESCO World Heritage rating.

Written by  Taryn McKinnon.

Other expert and press reviews


'According to legend, purple dye was invented in Tyre. This great Phoenician city ruled the seas and founded prosperous colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage, but its historical role declined at the end of the Crusades. There are important archaeological … Read more...

Written by press. UNESCO

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Xochimilco

    'Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital, Mexico City is now one of the wo…

  • Nara

    Nara is an unassuming city, quiet, peaceful and often ignored. However, visitors who journey here will find that it actually fe…

  • Todi

    Called "the world's most livable city" Todi has built up something of a reputation in Italy. It's been a long time in coming, …

Nearby Experiences

  • Sidon

    As you arrive in town it looks a little like many a European seaside town, with parking spaces along the seafront and plastic t…

  • Mount Hermon Ski Resort

    Mount Hermon is the highest peak in both Israel and Syria and is Israel's only ski resort. It is located in the north of Israel…

  • Acre

    'Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic …

Related links

Contribute to this page