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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  • Built at a vantage point offering a birds eye view of Tripoli, this crusader castle dating back to 1103 has currently a heavy military presence currently- however this should not bother you since they...  more »
  • It was my first visit to Tripoli, i have never been there before, and i was surprised with the variation between relatively close streets and districts, you may see one on a very high end, and the oth...  more »
  • This castle is very interesting and very large. You can easily imagine everyday life back in the day, when you wander around the ruins. The view from the top is spectacular - a 360 degrees view of Tri...  more »

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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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