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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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The Castle. Byblos top... not exciting.

Byblos has a name that remember history, with Sidon and Tir... but few things to visit in B. and S. Here just this Citadelle. Go to Baalbeck! that is the Lebanon jewel.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Byblos has a name that remember history, with Sidon and Tir... but few things to visit in B. and S. Here just this Citadelle. Go to Baalbeck! that is the Lebanon jewel.

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Burnie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself is a nice reconstruction with great views from the top. There is some great information inside the castle. The rest of the site in nice to wander around, though there is very little information. There are some really nice little details if you keep your eyes out, such as the lion head, and you can go down... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing special about that place, it is an okay place to visit if among other things but to go there especially is a waste of time. The view of the sea from there was good though.

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Byblos was a pleasant surprise. I did the trip independently. 3$ taxi to Cola bus departure point in Beirut. Then service bus to Byblos for 2000Leb£ (1$). Dropped off at "Welcome to Byblos" point on coastal highway. Cross over highway on footbridge. Ten minute walk to Byblos visitor complex. There is a wax museum and a small souk with tourist... More 

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

well presented and carefully maintained. still retains an historical feel, good views along the coast and of Byblos, access to levels which would normally be restricted. plenty of interest in the immediate area. well worth the drive from Beirut.

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I loved the historical grandeur of the castle- both at night when its all lit up and during the day as well. I bought a ticket to go inside as well (which was less than $10) and it was well worth it. In fact there were a lot of newly married couple coming in for their photo shoots. The place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

You can see why they built the castle here, some spectacular views. This is also very very interesting, some parts a very intact and you can really walk around most of it and climb to the top, though a little dodgy underfoot. Really enjoyed walking around. So much history in these places. As for Byblos its self, what a stunning... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Take the time to explore every nook and cranny of this castle and the surrounding grounds and soak up the thousands of years of history it represents. The burial chamber not far from the amphitheatre isn't easy to clamber down into (or get around inside of) but it's well worth it.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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.

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