Bab Mareh

This town is situated on the eastern slope of the Shouf mountain and it is surrounded by oak trees. Its name comes from “Baith Mares” a place name found on an inscription on a gold oil lamp in 1950 near the spring of Aattouneh (العطونة) dating back to (121 AD).

The ruins of five old Roman underground chambers or hypogea can be found near the village. The ancient neighbourhood called Haret Tannous is very rich in traditional Lebanese houses and Nabe’ el Attouneh is the best known spring in the village.

Distance from Beirut 74 km
Altitude 960 meters

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