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The Crusader Castle

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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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History book

Because you can find tracks of 4-5 historical periods, the site is like a history book. Main castle built in 12th century by Crusaders but Phoneician and Roman tracks are also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Because you can find tracks of 4-5 historical periods, the site is like a history book. Main castle built in 12th century by Crusaders but Phoneician and Roman tracks are also find in the complex. There is a small museum in the castle too. Amazing to visit...

Thank mazhar_family
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed touring the castle. It gives you some stunning view of the sea and across Byblos. The castle is quite big as you can imagine so there is a lot to get around. The castle has a bit of a museum in the middle which is good. They also offered a tour guide when we bought our tickets.

Thank Leetomma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

one of the best experiences from the trip through Lebanon, the whole area around it makes it just wonderful 😊

Thank Jovana C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

People often complain about the entry fee but it's worth it for 5 bucks you can walk around an ancient crusader castle and grounds including an amphitheatre It's a small place you can cover it in under 1 hour including time to stop on the roof and drink your water with a view of the entire area

Thank Sidji
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the castle is well kept, clean inside, there is an entrance fee, nice view from the top, is worth a visit

Thank victoria2307
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

No place had a historic continuity like this citadel. It was enhabited by the first humans on the stone age, and the spot has many architectural discoveries as old as 2000 BC... take a guide but bargain the price.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

enjoy your round in the search for history, first city build Phoenicians, first alphabet that the world has known in the tomb of ahiram, it is really a very nice place full of temples and history .

Thank Kamal F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is on of the best places I've been to in Lebanon. Here you will walk through ages... Phoenicians, Greek, Persians, Romans , Arabs etc. Every one have his touch here. There is also underground burial , dont miss it...

Thank Kudama A
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

The Crusader Castle is built of robbed stones from the multiple societies which preceded this invasion. The many levels can be viewed from the top of the tower and then explored more closely afterwards. A qualified guide is recommended but allow more than the hour quickie that our Byblos for Dummies historian permitted. The location is a testament to the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

old fortress overlooking the coast not overly imposing but a must visit site in a very ancient city in Lebanon.

Thank mstanleyofaustralia

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