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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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  • The castle is nice, the gardens are vast. But there is a secret little place I'd like to share: By the Phoenician tombs there is an underground passage to go inside. Try to find it, or ask for it. 
  • By simply visiting Byblos, you will be stepping back in history on what to be believed the 2nd oldest city on planet earth. Was an amazing experience to visit the crusader castle and get to discover i...  more »
  • If you are interested in the history and legends of the Crusaders then this is definitely a place to visit. There is a small entrance fee and option of different language guides but we wanted to just ...  more »