Take a stroll through Martyrs' Square, which has long served as the city's gathering place for socializing and important events. The square saw political protests during the 2011 civil war, and was a focal point in the Battle of Tripoli that same year. Known as Green Square under General Gaddafi's rule, Independence Square during the monarchy, and Piazza Italia under colonialism (when it contained a bread market), today the plaza lies surrounded by a commercial center. Browse and shop for various products, and sit down for a cup of coffee or a meal next to the open square, with a view of the city harbor. Other notable structures include the national museum and a large fountain, which often serves as a meeting point for locals. Make Martyrs' Square part of your personalized Tripoli itinerary using our Tripoli road trip planning tool.
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Although Libya has been through a rough time of war, i must saw it is a naturally beautiful country. Gorgeous beaches, views, ancient ruins, beautiful sunsets. The buildings are lovely the have a... more »
A huge plaza where you cannot but reflect on all the turmoil and upheavals that Libya went through in 2011 and the consequences that continue some 10 years later. more »
My favourite place, I like hanging around with my family hear. Lots of beautiful cafes around.
It's just a square. No fancy sculptures, nothing. Just horse carriages with plastic flowers for decoration
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