Martyrs' Square, Tripoli

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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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  • 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 »
  • Nothing much to watch, but kids like to chase pigeons there and feed them, take photos with the gazelle there in the square, may be visit the old city market right across the street  more »
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  • Active place especially at evening, full of people from all over the country, Saraya Hamra ( red castle) gives a glimpse of history and glory, the harbour and the fresh sea breeze ignites the soul .
  • The Martyrs' Square (Arabic: ميدان الشهداء‎ Maydān ash-Shuhadā’[1][2]); known as Green Square (الساحة الخضراءas-Sāḥah al-Khaḍrā’) under the Gaddafi government;Independence Square (ميدان الاستقلال Maydān al-Istiqlāl) during the monarchy; and originally (during Italian colonial rule) known as Piazza Italia ("Italy Square") is a downtown landmark at the bay in the city of Tripoli, Libya. The main commercial center of the city surrounds the square.[3] The Square is also a main tourist attraction in Tripoli.It has a large legendary fountain done by an Italian architect at the centre of the square. The square is the meeting point of many different avenues. Omar Mukhtar Avenue is one of the longest in North Africa, it was built by Italians in the colonial time, and Libyans during the era of King Idris I. Independence Street branches from the square too, and it leads to the Palace of King Idris I. 24 December Avenue is also an Italian built avenue. Mizran Street is the last street that branches from the Martyrs' Square.
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