10 Castles You Must Visit In Lebanon

National Geographic declared in 2017 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

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Smar Jbeil

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, Zgharta

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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10 Castles You Must Visit In Lebanon

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