Tour of Mar Mikhael

Between the main street of Mar Mikhael and the area known as Geitawi lie 8 major stairs and a few other hidden ones, most of which date from the ottoman era. These stairs were the witnesses of how life used to be in the Beirut in the 50’s and 60’s back when the train was still running down the coast and are today forgotten elements of our heritage. In an effort to revitalize these neglected public spaces, the Design Department at A.L.B.A. (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) offered guided tours to rediscover the stories and pathways hidden amongst those stairs.