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Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil)

El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli, Lebanon
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worth the visit

a citadel that changed hands several times in the last millennium: it served for cruzaders, mamluk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bruno C
Berlin, Germany
Feel the smell of great history

As soon as you log the Citadel, you will feel and smell the great history of this castle, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Adnan M
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El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli, Lebanon
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Reviewed 5 days ago

a citadel that changed hands several times in the last millennium: it served for cruzaders, mamluk and ottoman empires, and today is a public attraction, not very well conserved. actually during my visit there was barely a person taking care of the place - a...More

Thank Bruno C
Reviewed 6 days ago

As soon as you log the Citadel, you will feel and smell the great history of this castle, the castle overlooking the whole city, the river and the old downtown area not excluding Refaat Hallab 1881oriental sweet of Lebanon and the best Foul of Dannon...More

Thank Adnan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle was the first attraction we saw in Tripoli and an impressive one at that. Aside from the impressive views of the city, the castle features impressive architecture and deign features to defend the enemy. Note that part of the castle is currently used...More

Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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 keep to themselves. There are permanent exhibits in the castle which...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

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 other is a very neglected.

Thank Fouad H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

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 Tripoli and the sea

Thank Ulrikb_123
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Well kept Citadel. Huge place. You can spend upto 2 hours if you want to see it all. It includes a museum about the area with interesting facts. It is very possible that you can find parking space near it. Make sure to go all...More

Thank Chadi M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive monument to the history of Tripoli. Incredible collection of rooms and great descriptions of the construction and operation. Incredible!

Thank JayEeeCee
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This Tripoli''s big site, which seems to be still in use by the military. Don't let that scare you though. They keep to themselves, though parts of the castle are no off limits to visitors. As well, I guess the entrance is now free. No...More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Look for the massive modern military presence at the citadel. Several of the stair cases are closed to visitors and the military has closed some sections for their use. Entrance was free. Great views overlooking the city.

Thank Brannon W
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