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Byblos Castle, Byblos

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For a walk through history, visit Byblos Castle, a 12th-century structure constructed by the Crusaders and now registered as a World Heritage Site in one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Explore the castle, built of limestone and remains of Roman-era buildings, and enjoy the scenic views from the top of the central tower. Part of the Byblos archaeological site, the castle sits surrounded by ancient ruins from the Phoenician, Egyptian, and Roman periods. For Byblos Castle and beyond, use our Byblos visit planner to get the most from your Byblos vacation.
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  • Didn't know the Crusaders were in Lebanon till I visit this castle. The castle has a great view of the sea and is pretty well preserved. They are also lots of restaurants and shops leading to the...  more »
  • The city of Byblos is a wonder and the ruins are the culmination of the visit. The city itself is very worthwhile, with alleys, restaurants, bars, very pleasant. The part of the ruins and the castle.....  more »
  • This is the jewel in the city and well worth a look. While there is limited signs and information, you are simply able to explore the site which is great. Worth a visit. The noise of the town is lost....  more »
  • An important ruins site in Lebanon that deserve at 2 hours, or more, of your time in Lebanon to been visited. You'll find shops, restaurants, bars and clubs all around the site, some restaurants are really nice (on the port)...
  • Cool visit. Worth the day trip from Beirut. Lots of nice lunch places nearby either at the marina or in the Souk area.
  • Unreal views and a really well kept and clean site. Byblos was a cool little town and this castle was a total gem. Give yourself at least 30 minutes to walk around the grounds.
  • Great place to stay and visit on the Mediterranean sea. Affordable price great hospitality varieties of events. Many religious sites to discover in Byblos area.
  • this castle is amazing and Byblos is fantastic, make sure you dedicate a whole day for this city and reach the castle before sunset, so you can capture the best views ever ;)

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