Trip Start Dec 23, 2007
222Trip End Ongoing
stone, glass, etc. I have seen mosaics from all around the world, and they all pale in comparison to the Byzantine mosaic collection found here, which turned out to be considered, by far, the best collection in the Mediterranean area, and is considered by many to be the most spectacular in all of the world.
The bulk of the collection is intelligently displayed in the old stables, a naturally lit area of vaulted ceiling, arches, and stonework. You can stroll around the area and immediately outside is a tranquil garden area overlooking the Chouf mountains. Afterwards I headed upstairs to the courtyard and was mesmerized by the architecture, the richly decorated chamber rooms, and the overall magnificence of this place. Definitely a must-see!