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Benghazi Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 327 photos

With a population of more than a million, Benghazi is Libya's second biggest city. During the Italian occupation, it was the country's administrative centre, it has its own international airport and perhaps because of its close proximity to Egypt, Greece and Turkey, it seems even more cosmopolitan than the capital. It is a city where you see Moroccan, Egyptian and Turkish restaurant workers, Chadian and Sudanese street vendors and Italian and Greek tourists everywhere. Benghazi folk themselves are renowned for being friendly and laid back. People from other parts of the country view them as loveable rogues.

  • Last visit to Benghazi: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 18, 2008
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Great to see what this town actually looks like. Hope that they won't destroy too much in the current events.

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2011 at 4:25 AM

    Appreciated everything ;-) Amazing how this country looks, especially when it is now ablaze politically. Gives a new insight. Thanks.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    I was curious about the detail of this historical city. Thank you for the tour. The Italians sure had a "hand" in here at one time, among others.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2008 at 1:01 AM

    We're going back to Libya with friends next March - Benghazi and the Jebel Akhdar on our itinerary this time. Thanks for the tips - the restaurants sound good!

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 4:34 PM

    very well written and complete tips, it's a pity there are not explanations yet in the archeological site but the city looks really like a place to be seen.


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