Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), Tripoli

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Enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea, the panorama of Tripoli, and the mountains north of the city from atop Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), a medieval fortress near the old town. The citadel bears the name of the Crusader commander Raymond de Saint-Gilles, who helped design the its aesthetic. Learn about the storied history as you take a tour around the citadel. Afterwards, visit one of the several cafes and restaurants on site, where you can try traditional meals and take a break from sightseeing. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil) and many more Tripoli attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tripoli vacation builder.
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A well-established tourist destination, Tripoli offers a range of accommodations. Luxury hotels cluster around the port and on El Maarad Circle, while mid-range establishments can tend to concentrate on the beachfront in the southern part of town. Family-run inns and boutique hotels lie both downtown and close to the sea. Small budget hotels are scattered around town.
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  • Tripoli's most renowned attraction and a very interesting place, the Chateau dates back to the ancient days and contains Frankish cemetery, tomb, graffiti on plastered wall for the prison entrance, of...  more »
  • The citadel is an Ancient site of Tripoli city built starting from the 6th century, has a mountain view also a view to the sea, and includes monuments from different eras  more »
  • It's the most important historic site in Tripoli. the view from there is great and you can see all of Tripoli and the sea from there. But unfortunately it's not well maintained.  more »