10 castles you must visit in Lebanon - The961

10 castles you must visit in Lebanon

Last year, National Geographic declared that 

Lebanon is one of the world’s oldest countries

. It is also the home of one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, Phoenicia. There are many ancient castles that you must visit in Lebanon!

Beaufort Castle

Location: Nabatieh Date: 12th century Built by: Crusaders

Smar Jbeil

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Location: Jbeil Date: 555 B.C. Built by: Phoenicians

Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles

Location: Tripoli Date: 1103 A.D. Built by: Raymond de Saint-Gilles, the Count of Toulouse and the commander of the Crusaders

Sidon Sea Castle

Location: Sidon Date: 13th century Built by: Crusaders

Byblos Castle

Location: Byblos Date: 12th century Built by: Crusaders

Citadel of Mustapha Barbar Agha 

Location: Iaal Date: 1816 A.D. Built by: Mustafa Agha Barbar, Ottoman Governor of Tripoli

Mseilha Fort

Location: Batroun Date: 17th century Built by: Emir Fakhreddine II

Moussa Castle

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Location: on a hill between Deir el Qamar and Beitedine Date: 20th century Built by: Moussa Abdel Karim Al Maamari

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Saint Louis Castle

Location: Sidon Date: 1254 A.D. Built by: Crusaders

Tebnine Castle

Location: Tebnine Date: 1106 A.D. Built by: Hugh of Fauquembergues, Prince of Galilee

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