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“crusader castle”(61 reviews)
“guided tour”(9 reviews)
Byblos, Lebanon
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is well worth the visit, not too far from Beirut so you can either book a tour to visit this along with a couple of other sites or hire a car with driver from your hotel. Well worth visiting.

Thank Kausar B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a well preserved place in one of the most ancient world cities , the place has a very informative museum, and the top views are amazing, the entry fee is quite acceptable.

Thank 64hudat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely a "must see" if visiting Byblos. The highlight of our visit was visiting The Crusader. Fascinating history and museum. On hot days make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen & water as there isn't much shady areas and lots of walking and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed wandering around this beautiful partiality restored space. Some interesting exhibits though it would benefit from more. Having a guide with you might be helpful. Lovely panoramic views of the sea and town.

Thank Wendelfarb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - a truly incredible place. You have everything from the crusader castle, which you can climb to the top of for a stunning view of Byblos and the sea, to a Roman amphitheatre, to a Phonetician temple. If you're staying in Beirut, then you...More

Thank Lizzie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest castle in the region, still standing and complete for most of its part, i did enjoy the visit, a place to revisit!

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Byblos one of the things which should be done is to visit the Crusader Castle. From the top walls there is an excellent view of the surrounding Roman ruins and of the town itself. The castle houses a small museum, for which there...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This archeological site reveals the many layers of history of Byblos. The Crusader castle is but one layer of this site. It helps you understand how the Crusaders dismantled the structures that were there in order to build their own. This site is not wheelchair...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Byblos began as a small fishing village named Gebal on the coastal region then known locally as Canaan. Based on the trade of highly prized Lebanon cedars and papyrus, it grew prosperous and became an important shipping port. The name Byblos was given to it...More

Thank Davis F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couple it with a visit at the museum in Beirut and you will have the full picture. The place is worth 3 hours. Try to go first thing in the morning and it will be all just for you

Thank Federico C
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Response from dina-753 | Reviewed this property |
The Castle is in the middle of the touristic ancient city of Byblos, locally known as Jbeil, by the sea. 5 minutes walk from the historic port which is lined with charming good restaurants. It is no more than 5 min by car... More