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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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  • an amazing place, although clean and managed, the responsible government should overhaul further and allow more to see of this beautiful place...i wish they opened at night.  more »
  • A trip to Byblos is definitely worth it. The castle is the centre point and is a great attraction. The grounds are extensive, with constructions from different ages. Information boards are quite helpf...  more »
  • Had the most amazing time in Byblos, this place is just full of history and is such an interesting place to visit. Its worth climbing up to the top of the castle to enjoy the amazing views but be warn...  more »