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The Crusader Castle

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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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Nice ruins

The Sidon Castle by the water front is quite nice... like that castle by the waterfront of Cadiz, Spain. It's quite small but the view of the coastline is spectacular.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Sidon Castle by the water front is quite nice... like that castle by the waterfront of Cadiz, Spain. It's quite small but the view of the coastline is spectacular.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Byblos and its old Castle is one of the places that people should see once in their lifetime... history, beauty, memories...all there.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you get the chance to engage a guide within the castle it is well worth it. You are given a great description of the history and the reconstruction of the area. What an amazing excavation and historical site!

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Uk
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Anywhere else in the world you would have to constantly wait for other visitors to move out of the way to take a picture. Not here though...the ruins are quiet and peaceful. The site is extensive and very picturesque. We brought a picnic and sat amongst the olive trees in the sunshine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful place, overlooking the Mediterranean, with historical ruins.Relatively small but recommended to visit if you are in Beirut.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This castle is a witness of the history of Byblos.. It's worth a visit.. It has a nice view over the Byblos port & the Mediterranean Sea.. Highly recommended.

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Beirut
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A nice view of the castle, although it needs a bit of restoration with some light show. Good to see.

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Milan, Italy
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Even if they are only ruins all the history in this small place is amazing, and you get amazing views of Byblos and if the day is clear great sunsets.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I like checking old historical castle. it old and full of history it was worth the trip form Beirut.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An amazing ancient site full of history, it's clean, well preserved, and the entry fee is very reasonable

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