Byblos Castle
Byblos Castle
4.5
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cjschreiner
Chandler, AZ2,080 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were able to get a tour guide that took us all around the ruins in the area. We were able to learn about the different civilizations that had settled the land. We were at the location for a little over an hour
Written 1 November 2023
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karina
Tulsa, OK3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
This place was enchanting, the whole little town was just gorgeous!!!!
A lot of walking but all worth it ❤️❤️. One of Lebanon treasures
Written 27 June 2023
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar11,793 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Main historical site in Byblos around 1 hour drive from Beirut hugely dependent on traffic. Small entrance fee. Definitely go with a professional guide to understand the significant history of the castle across many centuries and occupations/rulers. Stairs inside castle are very steep and not well lit so not suitable for less able visitors. Views from the top of the castle are fantastic across the whole historical site, up to Byblos town and along the coast towards Beirut. There are very basic toilets on site with a charge to the attendant. Fascinating historical site well worth a visit.
Written 24 June 2023
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neeratraveler
San Francisco, CA200 contributions
May 2023
Byblos is rich in history and an interesting place to visit. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities.

Byblos castle has a museum which has some finds from the excavations. The views from the castle are beautiful and you can see the ruins below and the sea beyond.
Written 9 June 2023
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CasaRoscoe
Ottawa, Canada236 contributions
Mar 2023
Arriving at Byblos castle in the morning we hired guide Yazid at the front gate. What a good idea. Yazid is a retired professor of history, knows his stuff, and delivers it with a sense of humour. He skips most of the plaques inside and out, choosing rather to deliver the story of the castle in his own style. He pointed out the various walls erected by the castle's occupants over the centuries, detailed how deeply the site was buried before the archaeologists began excavation, explained to us the innovative way in which royal sarcophagi were lowered into their very deep tombs, and showed us the Phoenician alphabet. It was an hour well spent, and we were glad to have visited the castle.
Written 10 March 2023
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carla lebron
Valencia, Spain4 contributions
Oct 2022
I have been in Lebanon for 5 days and Byblos castle was my trip's highlight. We drove to the city and spent the whole they to explore. This is a very nice castle with a briliant sea view. There was a guide there who explained about the place.
Written 20 November 2022
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nirvanagh
Cairo, Egypt128 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Historical place you will visit, it looks like other castles in Shkoder (Albania)
Photos are allowed and entrance fees for foreigners are cheap
But it is not the only thing there, you can go to old souk but take care of the scammers in the shops there.
Nice place
Written 9 October 2022
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42carl
Seminyak, Indonesia1,885 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
The city of byblos, multi cultural here the Phoenicians, Romans, cruisaders and Ottomans lived in the past. It’s a certainty must visit spot at the oldest inhabited city in the world.
Written 11 September 2022
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Chadswick
Denver, CO133 contributions
Aug 2022
Amazing history. As with all ruins- you want more. Your imagination is always trying to figure out what things look liked back in the day. In this case that day was about 4000-6000 BC, with newer Crusader ruins built on top. There is also some Roman ruins mixed in, so you get a feel for all the travels through this historical region.
Hopefully one day, there can be some improvements with saving and restoring these valuable pieces of history but with the economic state, that might be some time.
Written 26 August 2022
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LSUTGR1
Phoenix, AZ1,317 contributions
Jul 2022
This iconic Byblos landmark is very close to the city center, and offers great views of the area around. There is lots of history packed in this castle, and exploring the castle provides for lots of learning and cool photo-ops. The ONLY reason I did not give this 5 stars is because on the day that I visited it, the access to the upper floors of the castle was denied with locked doors.
Written 23 July 2022
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