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The Crusader Castle

Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Byblos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Ballets, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Ballets, Cultural
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Beirut
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216 reviews 216 reviews
87 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Cairo, Egypt
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

During our visit we learnt all about the different periods of Byblos's history. From the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Crusaders, Muslims as well as a few others in between, we could get only a glimpse of what it must have been like. There were many examples of the people who had once lived there. Apart from the actual Castle complex there are... More 

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NJ
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34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Take some water and venture through history where people walked through and imagine their life seeing the castle, the temple with sarcophagus lying around, villages that used to be. Lots of history and beauty seeing the Mediterranean sea and mountains. Very cheap to get into, around 3 to 4 dollars My only gripe is that this place could have been... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I visited the castle and was stunned at the condition it was in. Dating back to the 12th century, it is a prominent landmark in what is the world's second oldest city. At the top of the castle a wonderful view of the Mediterranean and the Lebanese coastline can be seen.

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful view, reasonable tickets 5000 LP per adult, kids have free entry. More information/history about the castle wud make it more interesting.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Lebanon this is a must see and do. Charming cafe's and shops line the cobblestone streets in the oldest inhabited city and the pride and joy that the citizens that live in this village and work here shows! They treat you like a guest in their home. When we toured the fort and the Ruins we... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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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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