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Reflect upon Beach Road's street murals

In a city still unstable following well-documented troubles, the colourful and political street murals that adorn the walls along Beach Road are a poignant presence. Local artists make this an ever-changing exhibition, one which weaves from cynical to satirical to sobering, and plenty of which include the deposed leader Gaddafi.

Spend a day on the beach

In Tripoli, the Mediterranean Sea laps the city's edge and children dive into the warm waters from wave breaks. Meanwhile, those less daring lounge under umbrellas and frolic in the shallows. For more paradisaical spots, drive the coast road west towards Zuwara and find a quiet stretch. Zuwara's own beach is stunning.

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Corinthia Hotel Tripoli

By far the best hotel in town, the luxurious Corinthia Hotel Tripoli is perfectly located near the medina, the business district, and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The elegant and comfortable rooms are in two modern towers, and offer all five-star amenities.

Funduq al-Kebir

Centrally located and government-owned hotel within walking distance of Tripoli's monuments and with sweeping views over the harbour. The rooms are spacious and comfortable although the decor has seen better days. Bathrooms are clean and have hot water.

Funduq al-Mehari

A favourite of government officials, this is the government's most prestigious hotel. The spacious and comfortable rooms come with satellite TV and air conditioning, but service is often erratic.

Safwa Hotel

A suites-only hotel right in the centre of Tripoli. The large and clean air-conditioned rooms all come with high speed internet connection and there is a good restaurant downstairs. It is mainly aimed at businessmen.

Ancient Zumit Hotel

The small Zumit, in an old, recently renovated caravanserai in the medina, is the most romantic and atmospheric hotel in town. The rooms are decorated in Ottoman style but have air conditioning and other mod-cons. The hotel has also a good seafood restaurant.