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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  • Beside its beautiful location near the fishing harbor ,the castel of Byblos can summarize a long period of ancient history.the ruins of many successive civilization are found at Byblos ,one the oldest...  more »
  • Allow yourself to really explore the place and go all the way to the deserted little house by the water. The view is worth it.  more »
  • A very nice site with charm. Much I liked the Souk and the old town. In it you are apart a square with a lot of restaurants and diverse food. I liked the site a lot
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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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