The Mokhtara Palace is one of the most prestigious and well preserved palaces in Lebanon. The 17th century mansion, which was destroyed in 1825 during struggles between the Druze sheikhs and Emir Bachir Shihab II, was rebuilt in the 19th century by Florentine artists.

The palace houses a remarkable collection of oriental crafts, books, weapons, the Kamal Joumblatt Museum, works of art and mosaics and weapons and insignia from the Second World War.

Check out this beautiful drone footage of the palace and its surrounding.