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Riad El Solh Street: Beirut, Lebanon

Riad El Solh Street is an important financial artery. A number of banks operate there, complemented by financial institutions in and around it. At the bottom of the street is the historic Amir Munzer mosque with a landscaped garden area. The street has a distinctive architecture dating back to the fifties and sixties, with landmarks also including the Post Office building. Behind its western façade, the Roman Baths aromatic garden forms part of an open space developed around the restored ancient baths.