St Nicolas Stairs Beirut – Colorful steps, chill people

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I really love the "St Nicolas Stairs" -- there's something particular about them with the art and colors on every step & the people gathering there...

I got a new watch to track my steps and calories so I had to go and challenge others by adding more and more. And where better to do that other than on the famous stairs of St Nicolas in Gemmayze?! I could tell you how many I got, but I lost count as I lost my breath. But I really love these stairs, there's something particular about them that make Gemmayze a special area. They're very artsy for the colors painted on every step and whenever someone has something to showcase, this is where they'd head. You may find street dancers/ performers or people selling bags and faux bijoux, or you could get your snacks and drinks and just chill there.

The stairs take you from Gemmayze pasteur to Sursock street. On the way up, you could find all types of people, business people, artists, students. There are also some cafes where some people chill with their pets.

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