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The Crusader Castle, Byblos

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For a walk through history, visit The Crusader 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 travelers who use our international travel planner, Byblos holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Crusader Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Where to stay in Byblos

Most visitors choose to explore Byblos on a day trip from Beirut. Most of the accommodations in Byblos itself cater to upmarket travelers, with comfortable hotels and luxury resorts offering all the creature comforts you'd expect. A handful of these lie close to the beach, while others can be found nestled within the walls of the old town. Larger, more modern options sit just outside the historic center, so as not to clash with the old aesthetic.
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  • Spent a lovely few hours here admiring astonishing views over the mediterranean. I learnt a lot from the museum on site and there are some really good explanations on hand for history buffs. It's not ...  more »
  • A very nice walk thru the Souq and the ruins all the way to the coast. good for 2-3 hrs visit including a nice spot for a drink and some food. Very friendly and family suited place. I enjoyed very muc...  more »
  • This place really breathe a history! All kind of styles, tribes, cultures are mixed here. Phoenician times, romas, crussaders...... amazing! Worth visiting with a guide who will explain all the ruins.  more »