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Crusaders Sea Castle

Address: Sidon Sea Boulevard, Sidon, Lebanon
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Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut
Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Sidon
Type: Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A must see castle full of history in a great location. It is still maintaining its magnificent galore, very close to the souk and city centre. You need 3-4 hours to explore the whole area.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

you should ask for guide with you to tell you about this amazing castle and how they were defending saidon city, also, there is a tunnel who connect this castle with land castle underground

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Baghdad, Iraq
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

that was a good place to spend the time, the suggested time for it is 30 minutes. it located to the south of Beirut (about 50 minutes driving). as it name say, the Castle is by the Sea and it is a good place to wonder around, you will have to pay about (4$) as a fees to be there.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

For obvious reasons, Lebanon has rich crusaders’ heritage. Saida fortress of XIII century benefits from the scenic location out in the sea and has quite an important historic significance. But it is hardly the most impressive crusader fort I've seen in the country. The Saida Sea Castle is not as large and monumental as Qala'at Sinjil (St. Gilles’ Citadel) or... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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38 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

When coming from the old city, the crusader castle on the sea is a dashing sight. It's nice to visit it as well, even though there's not much to see. From the top of the towers you have a nice view on the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I always like to visit this castle, then climb to the highest section then marvel at Sidon's old town from there. The view is especially nice since this castle was build in about 50 meter in the sea.

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Dublin, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a well maintained ruin which is well worth a visit. Incredibly scenic, it provides for plenty of exploring, poking about and photography. It is not wheelchair accessible, and the upkeep and maintenance of the site is not great. But that has the advantage of giving you more freedom for your exploring!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This castle was built by the crusaders in the 13th century to protect the city from attacks coming from the sea. It was built on a small rocky island and it is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Many sections of the castle were destructed by wars and earthquakes, but still an important amount is standing. You can walk... More 

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