Bab Idriss Square


Landscape ArchitectOlivier Vidal (France)
Area866 sq m
Public ArtXavier Corbero

Located at the southwestern entrance to Beirut Souks, Bab Idriss was the site of an arcaded street leading to the Roman Hippodrome. The square is adorned with Promenade à l’Hippodrome by Xavier Corbero (Spain), which consists of 18 basalt and two cast iron sculptures evoking a group of people on their way to the races.

In 2013, a portion of the square was renamed to honor the departed Lebanese former Minister and Member of Parliament Nassib Lahoud.