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 The Crusader Castle and beyond, use our Byblos visit planner to get the most from your Byblos vacation.
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  • Return in this Phoenician fief is a delight, especially in may, without tourist and for the Lebanese elections. Of civilizations have been there. Our history in shortcut... Clean and well located city by the sea. The Citadel of the Crusaders is a beautiful evocation of the past. Essential for those who want to understand the complexity of the Lebanese.
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  • If you like history and civilizations, a passage through this site is more than recommended. Very well kept, the ruins offer different points of view in height to dominate the site and the Bay. The path in the garden let discover randomly d a turn a vestige of theatre, d old columns, or a pregnant d still well preserved wall
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  • Interesting and historical place to visit which isn’t too far outside Beirut. Worth doing as part of a tour group.  more »
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