Moussa Castle
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Shawki J
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates113 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I was touring friends to the region and we opted for a stop by Moussa's castle.

I must admit that my expectations were low but found that after all the years since my first time, it was much more meaningful and touching to see the replicated settings of the old times.

The armory collection was by far more impressive than I thought I would find.

A must visit spot of the so many in Lebanon especially if you are in the hood of the area.

Lebanon is a rich country of exceptional sights and sounds to take in.
Written 16 April 2022
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Dimitri
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Visiting Moussa’s castle has lead to many great fun filled conversations, even over a year later. This visit will surely have you wondering.
Written 22 November 2020
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Ral24toyou
Des Plaines, IL72 contributions
Jul 2019
What a great visit! With such a beautiful story or endurance and survival. It was so much fun walking thorugh the museum. The creater did such a great job of dipicting the life he lived, traditional Lebanon gatherings, etc. Totally worth the drive!
Written 3 February 2020
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,444 contributions
Oct 2019
This site is often skipped over because it has all the makings of a tourist trap. But it is so kitschy that it almost demands to be seen. Allegedly built by one monomaniacal man with a vendetta, the castle is a bizarre mix of styles. The interior exhibits are surprisingly extensive. There are mock ups of daily life, a huge collection of weaponry, and the opportunity to have a nice Arabic coffee break. You certainly won't see any gems here, but it's hard to take your eyes off of mock grandiosity of the displays
Written 5 January 2020
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Tore K
Ladispoli, Italy55 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a very weird place and it's not really something to see. Inside of the Castle you're forced to listen to music then after your forced to pay for it. Beirut have so many fantastic thing - this is not one of them
Written 19 November 2019
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Maria P
Maidstone, UK201 contributions
Sep 2019
It is interesting to see what one man's dream can turn into! It is very well done but I would not rush back. It is filled with with lots of plaster figures giving snapshots of scenes from traditional Lebanese life, e.g. silk making. If you in the neighbourhood, then yes,go and have a look but I would not go there on purpose.
Written 14 October 2019
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Vincent R.
Amersfoort, The Netherlands590 contributions
May 2019
The Moussa Castle is a castle to wonder yourself: 'why?'
It is the most bizarre collection of curiosities, antiques and weaponry you've seen for sure (at least in Lebanon).
Written 20 September 2019
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Kamaran Jamal Muhealddin
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq332 contributions
Aug 2019
This castle contains many traditional stories and many parts of Lebanon,
The walls are decorated and many pictures are made in the wall stones.
A traditional Arabic coffee maker singing and playing music is put in the middle to rest and have a coffee during your long walk inside the castle,
lots of flowers and a beautiful yard with view of a big valley farewells you on the way out.
Written 16 September 2019
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Paabdelmassih
Beirut, Lebanon40 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
I was about to visit this infamous castle/museum on my trip to Beiteldine and the area until when at the door we were informed that the ticket is for 10$ per person. First, this price tag is ridiculously high for such a minor landmark especially when you compare it with other major sites such as Tyre (4$) ruins and Baalbeck (8$). Second, half of the castle was shut down due to restoration activities so you are actually seeing the other half for the full price. Third and most importantly, the price tag was the same for both locals and tourists! Lebanese Tourism officials and organizers need to understand that these sites represent local culture, folklore and history to the Lebanese and that visiting those places should be highly encouraged. Not going too far, in Jordan for instance, a European visiting Petra pays 70$, while a Jordanian pays only 7$. It’s time we wake up on such matters.
Written 3 September 2019
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Ral24toyou
Des Plaines, IL72 contributions
Jul 2019
I wasn't expecting to see anything like this! It goes to show you that anything is possible / EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE! One man's vision, turned into a reality! Soo much history displayed. Unbelievable collections of swords, etc. SO BEAUTIFUL!
Written 21 August 2019
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