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Welcome to Tripoli

Welcome to Tripoli


Tripoli, the White Bride of the Mediterranean

Tripoli, the White Bride of the Mediterranean


Tripoli, a city of 2,5 million, continues to be one of the most beautiful cities along the Mediterranean Sea. The seaside promenade in the modern part is impressive.

Tripoli has one of the best old cities in the Mediterranean world, where the merchants are almost not aiming at selling souvenirs to foreigners. If it was possible, the Libyans here are even friendlier than Libyans in general, and they are not going for your money. This has to do with Libya’s economy being far better than in the poorer neighbour countries, but not so heaped up that old tradition have lost its true content.

Tripoli's old city is a must for female travellers wanting to get away from the showers of dirty proposals common in neighbouring Tunisia.



Exploring Tripoli Medina

Exploring Tripoli Medina


Tripoli Medina is an ancient walled city, dating from Roman times. Its high walls were originally built on the landward side to repel attacks from the interior, and these survived many invasions throughout the centuries. To enter the Medina through the main gateway from Green Square is to glimpse what it was like centuries ago. Since Roman times, the city has been rebuilt frequently; today most of the buildings date from the 16th century. These include mosques, souqs and caravanserais - the traditional stone buildings that house traders who continue to bring goods from the depths of the Sahara. The great thing about the Medina is that it's not so large as to get you lost, and whichever direction you take, you will soon find yourself back in the modern world.


Clock Tower

Clock Tower


A minor piece of Ottoman Baroque erected by the city’s first municipality and competed in 1898. (A small café with hubby-bubbly pipes just on your right as you come through the arch might be a place to stop at some point.). Have a peek down the narrow street to the left of the clock tower, where you will find the industrious copper workers, assembling large metal spheres and crescents, final flourish for any self-respecting minaret.


Arch of Marcus Aurelius

 Arch of Marcus Aurelius


A four-square stegosaurus of a building, this solid monument is practically all that survives of the splendors of Roman Oea. An old Tripoli proverb links the survival of the arch to the survival to the city


Former French Consulate

Former French Consulate


A few meters south of the Aurelian Arch, to the left is the former French Consulate (founded 1630); the building is representative of the fine homes of the 18th- and 19th-cnetury Tripoli. France maintained a significant presence in Tripoli from the 18th century, with certain consuls, notably one Charles Féraud in the 19th c.


Former British Consulate


Another restored building is the former British Consulate, now is referred to as Dar Adb al Khaliq al Nuwayji. The house was originally built in 1744 as a residence for Ahmad al Qaramanli. Later, it came to house the British Consulate, a function which lasted until 1940.

This plaque is on the wall outside the former Consulate which now houses the Medina Museum. Many of the early British expeditions undertaken in the 'race for discovery' of Saharan and West Africa left from here.


Church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli

Church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli


Here you are at the heart of the medina, close to the site of the original Great Mosque and that of an extensive palace put up by Dragut in the mid- 16th century. The large church comes as something of a surprise in such a Muslim city. Close by (turning left as you face the church), is the former bagnio (prison) put up by Uthman Pasha in 1664 to stock Christian captives awaiting ransom (rooms for 700 prisoners). Though pirate activity was at its height in the 17th century, the income generated was irregular. Therefore there was a need for such a building to house prisoners until the right price could be negotiated for their release.


Banco di Roma

Banco di Roma


Turn right out of the church, and at the first junction, go right on the main street (Shari’a Arba’ Arsat) running back south. The tall, crumbling building on the corner which would look very much at home in Naples or Palermo
was home to the Banco di Roma.


House of Karamali

House of Karamali


A pleasant, patrician residence, the Dar Qaramanli has been restored and converted to a museum. The courtyard, surrounded by galleries on two levels displays the wealth and prestige of a branch of the Qaramanli family, rulers of Tripoli in the 8th and early 19th century. For most of the 19th century, the building housed the Tuscan Consulate.

 
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Plasma Hotel**** - Tripoli
This very luxurious hotel is located just steps from Tripoli International Fair and a short walk to the city centre (Martyre Square). The hotel boasts wonderful views of the Tripoli city.
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Bab El Bahar Hotel**** - Tripoli
Bab El Bahar hotel is situated in the financial district of the city of Tripoli, it over looks the coast of the Mediterranean.
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Awal Hotel**** - Tripoli
Awal hotel is a new boutique hotel in Tripoli and with its central location, it offers the very best in modern hotel comfort. WELCOME!!!
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Four Seasons Hotel (1) - Tripoli
This luxuriously appointed hotel has been designed to reflect the mélange between the modernity and the Libyan traditional hosting.
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Al Khaleej Hotel*** - Tripoli
This charming and affordable hotel with cosy rooms and friendly English speaking staff is an easy stroll to the city centre.
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Al Kabir Hotel**** - Tripoli /Closed for renovation.
Al Kabir (Grand) is a 4 star hotel that is surrounded by gardens and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
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Al Saraya Hotel*** - Tripoli
The hotel enjoys an excellent location, in the town centre, just a few meters from the lovely Avenue Omar Al Mokhtar and is just opposite Tripoli International Fairground.
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Zumit Hotel*** - Tripoli
An ancient 3 star hotel from the Othman period used since it was built as a hotel and as a rendezvous for convey merchants coming from Africa and Europe.
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Tripoli International Hotel**** - Tripoli
This hotel is very nice. It's only been open for a couple of months so it feels very new and clean.
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Thobacts Hotel**** - Tripoli
Thobacts Hotel, located in the heart of Tripoli City, is within walking distance of Tripoli International Fair, Fatha Tower, Martyre Square and Lido beach.
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El Khan Hotel*** - Tripoli
A lovely 16c riad style boutique hotel, very tastefully decorated. The hotel boasts lovely plunge pool and very good restaurant. Perfectly located in the heart of the medina.
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Diplomatic Hotel*** - Tripoli
Diplomatic hotel is a newly opened star hotel and is located in the heart of Tripoli´s commercial center.
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Libya Hotel - Tripoli ***
The central location in one of Tripoli's most dynamic business districts gives you access to reach the Tripoli International Fairground, El Fatah tower and Burj Abu Lila within a few minutes walking distance.
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The Golden Chain Hotel *** - Tripoli
It's a lovely and charming hotel. Only 5 minutes walking distance from Tripoli International Fair.
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Al Okhwa Hotel*** - Tripoli
Al Okhwa hotel is one of the modern hotels in Tripoli and is located in the city centre only few meters from Tripoli International Trade Fair.
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Al Waddan Hotel***** Tripoli
This 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Tripoli and nestles between the mature trees and shrubs that line the Corniche.
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Al Fousul Al Arbaa Hotel (2) ** - Tripoli
There's an abundance of creature comforts and delights at this centrally located hotel. Close to Tripoli International Fair, Martyre Sqaure and Tripoli's old town (medina).
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Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel ***** - Tripoli
This 5 star hotel is Located in one of the fanciest neighbourhoods in Tripoli.
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Al Kendi Hotel** - Tripoli
It is one of the excellent hotels which is located in the middle of Tripoli city.
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Al Andalus Hotel ** Tripoli
This stylish two-star is located in the city centre of close to businesses, shopping centres and area attractions.
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Assafi Hotel** -Tripoli
The friendly, peaceful 2-star Assafi hotel is ideally located on a small, quiet street and right across from Tripoli International Fair.
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Thuria Hotel *** - Tripoli
Thuria hotel is ideally situated to make the most of any trip to Tripoli.
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Ashajara Hotel*** - Tripoli
Ashajara hotel is a 3 star hotel located in Dahra area, which is in the heart of the city. Its unique location grants the residents an easy access to the Tripoli utilities & services.
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Safwa Hotel*** - Tripoli
SAFWA hotel is a First Class, 3 star hotel that has been uniquely designed in suites. It is located in the the old Italian quarter in the center of Tripoli.
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Zahrat El Khaleej Hotel *** - Tripoli
A charming Hotel that is located in the city centre. The hotel offers a reasonable price for good standard accommodation
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Yousser Hotel Tripoli **
Yousser hotel is located in the Italian old quarter Dahra, close to the Embassy of Italy and Al Wadan hotel.
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Bait Al Sharq Hotel*** - Tripoli
Bait Al Sharq Hotel provides the value for money hard to find in this area.Extremely well located.
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Radisson Blu Hotel***** Tripoli
Coming soon. The hotel is Located in one of the fanciest neighbourhoods in Tripoli. Location: 800 meters from Green Square.
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Al Rayan Hotel*** - Tripoli
New hotel coming soon.
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