Perhaps one of the key historic sites of Tripoli, Libya, The Marcus Aurelius Arch is a must visit. Built around 163 AD, the arch was constructed in honor of the great Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
As you approach the Marcus Aurelius Arch from the seaside, you may at first not be impressed by this monument. However, as you begin to walk down into the garden area and around the Arch, you will be amazed that this is a piece of history, two thousand years old. For those on a tour of Libya, you will spend a short time at the Arch before heading to the National Museum.
For those wishing to enjoy the Arch, there are nearby restaurants and cafes that will allow you to sit and relax near history. Enjoy a coffee as you ponder how life would have been 2000 years ago.