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"The Hexagonal Court" Top 5 Page for this destination Baalbeck Things to Do Tip by call_me_rhia

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  recessed arches in the hexagonal
by call_me_rhia

The first area that you encounter after entering the complex is the Hexagonal Court. it was a forecourt to the temples of about 50 metres 50 meters in length and width. It was built in the 3rd century with 30 granite columns forming a sort of portico- later, during the 4th and 5th century it was covered by a dome and transformed into a church. There are many remaining recessed arched niches on your left and on your right: the window-panaramas are fantastic, especially in winter, when the surrounding mountains are covered in snow.

Address: Baalbeck
Directions: inside the acropolis

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  • Written Jan 12, 2004
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