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. Take a look at our Tripoli trip planner to schedule your visit to Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I never thought it would be so interesting. Beautifully kept with two museums, well-attended gardens and renovated parts. A must when visiting Tripoli  more »
  • In this place you will experience the old tripli, you will see how this place was defended with this citadel, and also you will have a bautiful view to the whole city of tripoli.  more »
  • a citadel that changed hands several times in the last millennium: it served for cruzaders, mamluk and ottoman empires, and today is a public attraction, not very well conserved. actually during my vi...  more »

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