Located in the heart of Beirut, Saifi village is a calm cityscape from the busy streets of the Lebanese capital. A cozy little village of 16 buildings forming 4 clusters inspired from the traditional Lebanese vernacular architecture with soft pastel shades used on the restored buildings blending the charm of traditional Levantine architecture with the mark of Lebanese heritage in a modern urban living.
It’s old style houses renovated and initially planned by French architect François Spoerry with Lebanese architects to meet modern trend attracts visitors that are interested in this unique residential and artistic neighborhood in Beirut Central District. Walking on its cobblestone alleyways under the pastel colored arcades gives you a lot of inspiration to unwind and enjoy with many hidden gems in its corners, adding charm to the atmosphere.
My favorite café is there with a nice outdoor seating! Many artisanal places open their doors for local designers showcasing some cool products; from traditional to contemporary crafts, as well as interior, object, jewels and fashion design… you’ll find it all in there.
Saifi village is also know as “Le Quartier des Arts” and is an example of a new urbanist style neighborhood of charm bringing together apartment buildings, town houses, shops, wellness centers and art galleries with constantly changing exhibitions. It is the creativity hub at the heart of Beirut.
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