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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  • Old Crusader castle on the ruins of the Greek and Roman ruins. A breathtaking area. The story is explained in detail in English on display boards. Moreover, many interesting additional information be given. The castle was extensively surveyed by students during my visit. Grounds well secured with impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea.
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  • One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. This site has.a very nice little museum which explains how the Phoenicians first came to get papyrus to make paper for books  more »
  • This castle had been re-built many times during the history, last time major re-constraction happened during Crusader times. Byblos consider one of the oldest towns in the world, more 6,000 years old.  more »

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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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