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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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Hole history in front of you

Amazing place to visit with a guide to explain you every little detail. In my perspective don't try going alone because you will not enjoy it at all!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Limassol, Cyprus
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing place to visit with a guide to explain you every little detail. In my perspective don't try going alone because you will not enjoy it at all!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, this is where all started. First city, first alphabet, first of the firsts! This is where the first history started, was registered. The only problem, that I would say, is that there isn't a lot of explanations in the place, and it is a bit confusing. MUST GO IN LEBANON, been there 3 times in 4 weeks!

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Thank DanielaFMB
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Crusaders built the Castle in the 12th century. It is a beautiful structure in a stunning surrounding by the sea. When you finish visiting the Castle you can explore the Egyptian temples, Phoenician Royal Necropolis and a Roman amphitheatre that stand in the grounds nearby. They are a joy to explore and a must see, a statement to the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was probably worth taking a guided tour, but my friends and I opted to just wander around by ourselves. We had a wonderful experience. The views are spectacular and the student price was very cheap. We spent most of an afternoon surrounded by this incredible history. Read up a bit before you go and have good walking shoes for... More 

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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Byblos is one of my favorite areas in Lebanon. Only about 45 minutes from Beirut, this may be my new go-to place in Lebanon. The castle defines the area and small non-chain stores line the surrounding streets. The castle is somewhat sparse, has limited hours, but is worth a visit.

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dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We took a guided tour of the fort it was very informative and interlining. The place is kept nicely although some of the romantic ruins are not really protected ad it's a shame Worth taking a guide to explain what you are seeing The views are breathtaking

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Dhour El Choueir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

To be honest, I've always passed by the castle. I was intrigued about what was in there but was never too eager to go in. Two days ago I went there. And oh waw. I'm going back again very soon since I didnt't have time to check everything out. It felt like I took a trip down civilisation lane. And... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We took a tour and were very satisfied. Our tour guide was very fluent in English and gave us a lot of great historical information. It was a very memorable experience and I highly recommend going there if you have the time.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Byblos itself is very old and still has many historical sites. the city is gorgeous, the castle is amazing and hugeeee. visitable in winter and summer, restaurants pubs and culture are there. Enjoy

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were fortunate to have a tour organized by Lebanon Tours and Travels that included a visit to Byblos , maybe the oldest city in the world ! The tour included a guided visit of more than two hours on this site by a professor of history born and raised in the area . His knowledge of the site is... More 

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