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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  • August 10, 2017
    Byblos Castle is in JBAIL, the ruins are beautiful, the Mediterranean Sea, and it was here that the alphabet was created. worth the visit.
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  • August 4, 2017
    History can sometimes be quite heavy. Old piles of stone are usually not my thing, but this castle is an exception. Civilization after civilization has conquered and run this place over leaving behind...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Already by many visitors the world cities - described - very impressive castle, in one of the oldest very impressive!
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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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