The Crusader Castle, Byblos

4.6
#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Mount Lebanon Governorate
For a walk through history, visit The Crusader Castle, a 12th-century structure constructed by the Crusaders and now registered as a World Heritage Site in one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Explore the castle, built of limestone and remains of Roman-era buildings, and enjoy the scenic views from the top of the central tower. Part of the Byblos archaeological site, the castle sits surrounded by ancient ruins from the Phoenician, Egyptian, and Roman periods. For The Crusader Castle and beyond, use our Byblos visit planner to get the most from your Byblos vacation.
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  • The view!!! It’s the most breathtaking view!! You must go to the top of the castle, might be a bit of a walk up but worth the view.  more »
  • Good to look at from far away. It sticks out on top of a hill. Popular site amongst local too. Can get busy.  more »
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