Crusaders Sea Castle, Sidon

4.1
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Walk through the remains of a 13th-century structure at Crusaders Sea Castle, situated on a small island and linked to the mainland by a stone causeway. Erected by the Crusaders and destroyed by Mamluks, the structure was renovated in the 17th century, only to be further destroyed by subsequent local conflicts. Today, the structure consists of two towers connected by a stone wall. Use our Sidon online attractions planner to arrange your visit to Crusaders Sea Castle and other attractions in Sidon.
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  • This small castle is mostly in ruins but they are very picturesque ruins. You can climb on both sides of the castle for views of the coastline.  more »
  • The Crusader Sea Castle is nice enough and certainly worth visiting if you are already in Sidon, but it's not worth a special trip to the city to see this, even if you're already passing from Tyre to....  more »
  • This is a small castle, and easily navigable. It has a great view of Sidon, and out to sea. There really isn't much more to say.  more »
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  • Nice castle on the sea. The entry fee is 2,500 Lebanese pounds. There are no toilets inside. There is a man selling tea and coffee. Nice views of the coastline. It’s small you can visit it in 10 minutes.
  • Old Sea castle still standing till now, some parts of it destroyed but still you can see the incredible standing parts you can go with boat trip to the other side standing alone in the sea they will charge you around 20$ if only you and friends taking the boat but it will be less if there other customers waiting there And you will be entry fee for the castle around 2$ per person
  • Beautiful small castle. We visited in February during the week and it was raining, so it was pretty much empty for us. I hear it gets very crowded in weekends.. we loved the experience just walking there between the walls! Highly recommended
  • This is one of those places that look better from the outside than on the inside. In comparison to other castles and citadels elsewhere in Lebanon, this one is small. If the sea is raging a bit you can get some great shots of the waves breaking against it.
  • Historical Roman Castle! Well preserved and easy access with nice sea views to see the old side of Sidon City . Access fees are 2000LL (~$1.30). Parking is a minor challenge

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