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Tripoli, Tripoli district

AZM Cultural Center - The House of Art. One of the most active cultural centers in Lebanon. It has been enriching its diverse surroundings and contributing in boosting the cultural movement in the North for over a quarter of a century.

It was built while preserving its history and beauty that is believed to date back to the twelfth century era. It was built by the last Crusader for the Armenian king's daughter, Cecilia. At the end of the 18th century, it was used by a US evangelical staff as a hospital. It was called “Dr. Boys’ hospital” until 1945.

In the year 1990, the building was restored to maintain its natural beauty and history by the artist Abdel Nasser Yassin, when it got the full  attention of Mr. Najib Mikati, who assigned El-AZM & Saadeh organization to restore it one last time, so it could become a very distinctive haven suitable for artists and their creative work. The center’s management works very hard to organize and produce all kinds of artistic and cultural events, in addition to sponsoring the activities of associations and clubs in the city.

The tasks in its goals as a cultural center for the Lebanese is to study and document the various aspects of cultural life in the city and to create strategies and tactics to develop and promote the talents on the artistic production level and to show the real face of the city of El-Mina,Tripoli.