Beirut is the cultural capital and cosmopolitan city that treasures beauty and color. The Capital of Lebanon has flourished in past decades, but the war memories are still tangible here. The bullet holes all over the city and ruins are a reminder of the city's history. The various famous attractions include Martyrs Square the monument showcasing people's sacrifice during Ottoman rule, Nijmeh Square, which is the activity hub of Beirut and comprises of a museum and two cathedrals. Hamra Street is famous for exciting nightlife. The other must-visit destinations include Zaitunay Bay, Pigeon Rocks, Sursock Museum, Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, The National Museum of Beirut, Beit Ed-Dine Palace, and St Nicholas Stairs.