You get nice photos and the castle looks cool but there isn't much else. If you want to see other sites in Sidon then go, if not skip it
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Constructed in the 13th Century by the Crusaders, this fortification has been reconstructed several times since then. It is located across from the souks in town and just next to the port. I stopped here with my guide at the end of a long day outside of Beirut that included trips to Mleeta and Tyre. Admission is 6,000LBP, and after... More
This castle is situated in the city of Sidon ( half an hour south of Beirut). It captures your eyesight once you arrive to the city. The entrance fee is 2 $ for locals. The tour inside the castle is beautiful, especially the sight from the top of the casle.
Very interesting but due to current government warning best to avoid. Hopefully the situation will resolve in the future so keep an eye on ukgov website.
The fortress doesn't has any support information so you really need some tour guide or a good leaflet. The level of preservation is good and the connection with the sea gives you an amazing feeling of going back in time. Enjoy photos of the coastline.
You've got to go and have a walk around, it'll only take 20 minutes and is good to see but it lacks any public information boards which is a shame really as there's no context. Already mentioned is the recycled columns in the walls, you see this a lot in the crusader remains in Lebanon, there's some interesting internal rooms... More
Unlike Tyre, archaeological ruins in Sidon are sparse. Many columns have been recycled for use in the castle. From the castle one can get a view of Zire Island to the north and the south harbor, all part of the ancient port.
The crusader fort guarding the Sidon Harbour is a reminder of the age and history of this fantastic country. The fort is easily accessible for a small entry fee with the views out over the sea very impressive from the top of the fort. Only problem is that the interior is not well maintained and this does detract from the... More
Spoiled only (on one side) by the operating port right behind it. But in the other direction the views over Saida and out to sea are fantastic and make for some great photos. The castle itself is fascinating and fairly easy to access as well.
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