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Welcome to Jeita Grotto

Jeita Grotto

Undoubtedly Lebanon's premier sight, the Jeita Grotto is a must-see tourist attraction. Located just 11 miles (about 18km) from Beirut, the Jeita Grotto is an underground complex consisting of two separate, but connected, limestone caves, spanning an overall length of 5.6 miles (about 9km). Situated in the Nahr al-Kalb river valley, the caves are accessible by boat - and house a series of limestone concretions that have for millennia been shaped into unique formations, sizes and colours. Known as 'Mother Nature's masterpiece', the Jeita Grotto also features an incredible 'upper gallery' - accessible via walkways carved into the natural rock - where you can observe the world's largest stalactite. A finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition, no holiday in Beirut would be complete without checking out these extraordinary caves.

Information & Facts

Arabic is the official language. French and English are also spoken.

The official currency is the Lebanese Pound (LBP), which is divided into 100 Piastres. The Lebanese Pound is locally known as the 'Lira'. ATM machines are widely available in Lebanon except in isolated towns and cash can be withdrawn from banks during business hours. Credits cards are widely used and travellers checks in US dollars are accepted at major exchange offices.

Opening Times
Open every day except Mondays, from 9am to 5.30pm (June to September); and 9am to 5pm (October to May)
Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
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