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Byblos, Lebanon
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"crusader castle"
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"mediterranean sea"
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"roman columns"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
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"national museum"
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"stone age"
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"surrounding area"
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"oldest city"
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"small museum"
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"nice view"
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"entrance fee"
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"ancient history"
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"two hours"
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"beautiful place"
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"definitely worth a visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a great spot to walk around and on the higher levels view is nice. I would recommend to walk to the small harbor after. Entry fee wasn't bad.

Thank iippa23
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the entrance fee to wander amongst these ruins in the heart of Byblos, at the beginning of the souk. Built in the 12th century from indigenous limestone and the remains of Roman structures, the castle is offering magnificent views of the ocean and...More

Thank ElmaLovesTravel
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Breataking views and once in a lifetime experiences exploring the old ruins from the oldest city in the world. The tow itself is has preserved the Beaty of Mediterranean village and is full of wonderful restuarants

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

another piece of history in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. the admission fee is very small and totally worth as you'll be able to wander inside the castle and check the museum along with the outside ruins. inside the citadel walls is...More

Thank Melissa7519
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We’ve seen many ruins during our trip to Lebanon and this one was very interesting. We had a guide for this site arranged through our tour company. It was supposed to be a private tour. But the lady guide whose name was Heyam was too...More

Thank Victoria1126
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Byblos is a must see on your trip to Lebanon. Amazing history and great location for a day even half day trip.

Thank Bogdan T
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

7,000 years of existence makes this place a contender for the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world. It gave birth to the alphabet upon which our modern version is based, and the name (in Ancient Greek) means papyrus, because it was traded here and...More

Thank FiShep
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The castle is magnificent. But this place it is not only the castle. Aroun it, it is a lot of awesome ancient monuments - phoenicians, romains, hellenistic... Whole ground is full of history, levels of times are one under another. Feel the history.

Thank Marek M
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting and historical place to visit which isn’t too far outside Beirut. Worth doing as part of a tour group.

Thank Belfastguy
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The various rulers of this area have left there respective marks and history behind for the archaeologists to uncover. The Crusaders were just a more recent lot to saw the strategically important port here as being significant. As the photos show and your guide will...More

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
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Helena O
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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
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