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Wonderful view of Mount Lebanon, Byblos and the Mediterranean

You cannot visit Byblos without visiting the castle that is as old as history. Keep in mind that you'll need to take many stairs to get to the top of the castle and enjoy a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You cannot visit Byblos without visiting the castle that is as old as history. Keep in mind that you'll need to take many stairs to get to the top of the castle and enjoy a wonderful view of Mount Lebanon, the city and the Mediterranean. I recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is wonderful to walk through this old castle. The view at the top is amazing, but it is a steep climb to get there! Wear good walking shoe if you plan to visit.

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Sanaa, Yemen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The castle was well restored with great views of the sea, port and Byblos (Jbail) archaeological site. However, I've visited very big castles like Krak de Chevaliers and this is nothing in comparison, but bigger than Ajloun (Jordan) castle. So as long as you haven't seen bigger and better it's OK. The archaeological site is the same, not very impressive... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

one of the best castles in Lebanon, you an visit it and enjoy the nice view on the sea. it;s very close to the port and old city, I love it

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The History if this castle is very interesting, it is a preserved Archaeological site, and they are still doing some excavation around it. Take a guide with you it will be more fruitful and more knowledgeable visit.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

When you pay the fee and enter, it is not only the castle that you can visit, it is also surrounding archaeological excavations from different times. The castle itself is definitely worth a visit and you have a great view, if you climb it. Plan enough time because the area is quite big and there are several things to discover... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Well worth the visit. Byblos is very interesting and a lovely part of Lebanon. You can get a taxi from Beirut that will drop you up at Byblos so you can spend the day enjoying the sea side. After a morning touring the castle you can lunch at the harbour or catch a boat out to enjoy the breeze on... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This archeological site is well worth a visit as it dates all the way back to Phoenician times. As always,it worth getting a guide to point out things that one would otherwise miss and to offer information as one walks around. I do feel that the area around the ruins such as the an of tremendous significance, should be better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The site is very nice. It has a breathtaking view on the Sea.The site is well preserved. You can enjoy by the same a small walk in the middle of wide plants. The entrance fee is around $5. You can enjoy the visit peacefully..

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Debica, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was magical :) Just next to the entrance there is a good restaurant with a view of the castle. good place to get to know skme history.

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