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Rue Sursock is a historic street in the Achrafieh district of Beirut in Lebanon. Named after one Beirut's most prominent families, the street is home to many of Beirut's beautiful historic mansions that were built in the 18th and 19th century by aristocratic families such as the Sursock and the Bustros. A large gate used to close down Rue Sursock at 10 pm, and this tradition remained until 1945.
There used to be more than 30 mansions and villas on Rue Sursock, but most of them were replaced with modern apartment buildings. Palais de Bustros or Bustros Palace is one of the largest of the palaces on Rue Sursock and now houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants. The street is also home to the Sursock House and the Nicolas Sursock Museum.