The Hammoud family built this soap factory in the 17th century and was owned by the family of audi in the 19th century. The restoration workshop began in 1996 at the request of Mr. Raymond audi, who then turned the soap factory into a soap museum. The audi Foundation officially opened it in November 2000.
The museum tells the story of the soap in the area stretching from Aleppo to Nablus, as well as the stages of the process of manufacturing, as well as the variety of soap forms and characteristics, and also provides a comprehensive overview of what was required by the popular baths of this soap.
In the Fall 2000, a new historical house for tourists was founded. Soon, it became one of the most famous tourist places in Saida which is visited by many residents and tourists. It is called the Audi Soap Factory. One can reach this Factory through Saida Upper Gate and can go down to the area known by Haret Audi. In the past, the Audi Family used to make soap in this factory. However, in the Fall of 2000, it was converted into a museum which tells the story of soap making in the region between Aleppo and Nablus. As for the history of building the factory, it shows that the old part of the building where the basins are located goes back to the 17th. century.
|Telephone||07 733 353|
|Mobile||03 887 688|
|Opening Hours||Fri: Closed|
Sat to Thu: 9AM to 6PM
|Tickets||Adults: 5.000 LBP|
Children (12 to 18 yrs) : 2.500 LBP
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