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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 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 ...  more »
  • Over a thousand years ago the Crusaders kept in Byblos and there is a lot of value to be found on the very large area of ruins. Luckily, I found a place right next to the ruins and got a good amount of time to studying ancient history on the spot!
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  • As the castle itself, so the whole area is very nice, the excavations of the quiet and clean place. There are very good places labels on the Noticeboards. I recommend a visit in the morning, there is no shadow.
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