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The Crusader Castle

Byblos, Lebanon
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Byblos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Ballets, Ancient Ruins
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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