They are just stairs colored...you can climb there to reach other areas I'm Achrafieh Beirut...they are very old that's why they're famous...you can access them from gemmayze area where you can find many bars and clubs...sometimes they do events on the stairs such as painting exhibitions by Lebanese artists and it's good to see...
I am sure in spring and summer this place is much more alive and colorful than in a winter day in December, but they are just simple stairs. We used them to reach the Nicolas Sursock Museum fro Gemmayze Street. Do not expect something breathtaking.
Is a functional and used part of the city...good place to rest and get a few clicks....but essential a walking path of stairs rather than an attraction...but somehow gives me a great image of Beirut as I sit there and see people walking up and down
It's stairs, after all. We climbed them up to the street on which you find the Sursock Museum. There's some interesting graffiti along the way.
Stayed at Mesh Mosh hotel just beside the stairway. Love couples at night, friends chilling together at daytime. Some boutiques, art graffity with a political message at the end towards Gemmayze street. A cool place for chilling without traffic noise.
We passed from there while strolling around with my friends in July 2016 and we keep wonder why these place is a must see in Beirut. It is just stairs, you can seat there under the shadow and watch some people also passing by. Nothing more, nothing less.
Watched independent films during the Cabriolet International film festival on the steps. Don't forget to visit the la Grand Mishmosh hotel on the way up.
My favourite spot in Beirut. Nice mainly in the evening or early morning when it is not too hot. Bordered with little shops and with nice places where to eat close by the (down) end of stairs.