- 10 Minutes
Khan El Qishli was built in the 17th century by Ali Agha Hammoud. Also known as Khan Al Hammoud or Khan El Hummus, its proximity to the port made it a strategic centre for the trade of hummus (chickpeas) and other grains. It was later turned into a French military headquarters and a prison for men. Currently under renovation by the DGA through a fund from the Italian Government, the khan will serve as a strategic centre for vocational training as well as exhibiting and trading of local art crafts.