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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  • August 5, 2017
    Impressive monument to the history of Tripoli. Incredible collection of rooms and great descriptions of the construction and operation. Incredible!  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    The old castle is a tourist spot in Tripoli. It's a very interesting place to visit. The sad thing is, that is with a few maintenance and care we see an architectural beauty being degraded. It's a shame. But in any case is very interesting is worth visiting. There is a significant military presence in the area. Inside the castle there is a military camp.
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  • July 19, 2017
    This Tripoli''s big site, which seems to be still in use by the military. Don't let that scare you though. They keep to themselves, though parts of the castle are no off limits to visitors. As well, I...  more »

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