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The Crusader Castle

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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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Nice castle. Nice views.

I did this today as part of the Nakhal agency tour of byblos harissa and jeita grotto. I think the normal foreigner price was 8000LL. It was nice... a museum inside and you can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did this today as part of the Nakhal agency tour of byblos harissa and jeita grotto. I think the normal foreigner price was 8000LL. It was nice... a museum inside and you can climb inside the castle. 30 minutes is enough. If you're here you should see it... right next to a mini old town with souk.

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Thank Wayne A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is called the crusader castle. However, it is a place that tells the history of the human kind over thousands of years. Very interesting to see and learn!

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Thank Daniel E
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was 8 years or so when I first visited Byblos Crusader Castle. I've been since visiting every single year. This is a magic place, crossing 6000 years history in less than 2 hours! A must visit in Lebanon

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Thank Ronyra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say that this is one of the best historic attractions in Lebanon. It's vast and full of amazing facts spanning the ages. The castle itself is huge and you could spend hours roaming the external sites towards the sea. Advice is go there, take the kids. It's worth the very reasonable entry fee.

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Thank Peter O
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Byblos a visit to the Crusader Castle is a must do activity, even if you are not a history buff. The Ministry of Tourism has done a great job making this ancient site accessible to most as well as curating a very nice small site museum, the major finds being in the National Museum. The whole area is... More 

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Thank Tony W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I liked the tour we had in Byblos, gave me a chance to learn so much about the area and the whole country actually. Good view of the sea also.

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Thank Elena A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

this castle has witnessed a long history and beneath it lies many ancient cities and history i would suggest to go with a tour guide to get the benefit and learn about it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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 November 14, 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 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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