UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationCity and District of Baalbek, Beqaa Governorate
CoordinatesN34 0 25.452 E36 12 17.784
Inscription Date1984
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number294
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThis Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee.
StatusWorld Heritage Site