The Shouf area is very rich in archaeological and architectural remains that are a witness to the history of these mountains and to the ethnic mix of the inhabitants of Mount Lebanon. Despite the great distance between the mountains of the Shouf and the major urban centers of antiquity in the Mediterranean, one can find Hellenistic monuments and Roman temples alongside the ruins of Lebanese villages. The Mamluk era left us with the remnants of roads and bridges that connected towns and villages. The Ottoman era gave us the palaces and residences of emirs and local leaders that still dominate the architectural landscape

(Click on the village name for further information)