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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, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Ballets, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Newcastle, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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181 reviews 181 reviews
90 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
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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220 reviews 220 reviews
88 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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