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The Crusader Castle

Byblos, Lebanon
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Byblos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Ballets, Ancient Ruins
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Amman, Jordan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Probably the ruins them self are not the most spectacular of all the ruins i have seen but there is something special in their location and that they were a bit abandoned as well. Slow walk without expecting to see something impressive and just experiencing paths which are grown into the grass made the walk enjoyable and very relaxing.

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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

With stunning sea view and peaceful time. Explore the place and don't forget the visit the old house by the sea. It is truly mysterious and unique. I spent four hours sitting there and watching the view. Very tranquil experience.Highly recommended and one of my favorite spots in Lebanon.

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Pune
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

These are just ruins. Dont waste money to go inside. Only get to see the sea from top. Otherwise nothing special

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is one of the most ancient castles in the world. Full of history, having been invaded by many armies across the centuries. The $15 entrance fee is worth it to see the inside and the views from the castle. You can get a guided tour for $20 (prepare to tip though) and it will last about 30 minutes. I... More

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Smederevska Palanka
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Castle itself is not very fancy, but you can grasp centuries behind it... Before Crusaders there were Romans, before them there were Persians, Phoenicians... It comes as a nice addition to the scenery, after the Byblos old streets and sea before it... Don't miss to go and enjoy amphitheater almost at the very coast. Lovely! You can also enter... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

byblos castle is one of the most amazing castles in the world! this castle stands on a cliff on the beach... inside, you can see the big and majestic tombs of kings and even see a skeleton of 5 years old kid in a jar at the little meseum inside the castle. Then, when you are on the top of... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

You may not come to Byblos (Arabic name is Jbeil) for the beautiful ruins, although not that impressive, but more for the site which is full of history, and think "this is where many things started from".

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Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Forgotten Place-it is really a shame to see such a great Historical site forgotten like that. Bushes and lots of grass hides its greatness.Some parts are dangerous for young children.Last time I was there goes back to 25 years. I remember having said to my parents the same phrase my 7 years old daughter told me: Why no one is... More

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit here, but I wish they would do more excavations and maintain this site better ... my general opinion is that Lebanon has so much to offer in cultural and historical/archeological sites, but it's not managed properly. Wonderful place, great views, amazing history!!! Definitely worth seeing!!!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

on a trip to Byblos do visit the castle site, not exceptional but still a fantastic historical site.

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