Home Magazine Travel & Leisure Guides Saida, or Sidon, is one of the oldest cities in Lebanon. In fact, it is one of the Phoenician cities and towns that have been continuously inhabited ever since they have been established in the ancient times! There’s a lot you need to see there! Corniche Saida Debbane Palace A post shared by Eric Fortin (@e_fortin_) on Apr 5, 2018 at 9:23am PDT Debbane Palace was built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Ottoman Hammoud family of Moroccan origins. Youssef Debbané bought the palace in 1800. Khan Al Franj A post shared by Líbano-Brasil (@libano_brasil) on May 23, 2018 at 4:01am PDT Emir Fakhreddine built Khan El Franj in the 17th century to accommodate French merchants and boost the trade with Europe. It’s a large courtyard with a fountain in the center. Lighthouse A post shared by Rawad Taha © (@rawadtaha) on May 20, 2018 at 7:47am PDT Old Souk A post shared by Eric Fortin (@e_fortin_) on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:11pm PDT Saint Louis Castle The castle was built in 1254 by French crusaders. It was altered a number of times until the 17th century. Sidon Sea Castle A post shared by MĂJĐ ÅMĚŔ (@majd_amer) on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:20am PDT Lebanon’s famous Sea Castle was built by the crusaders in the thirteenth century. It is located on a small island connected to the mainland. Soap Museum Souk Al Najarin A post shared by Jack Sakabedoyan (@jack_sakabedoyan) on May 21, 2018 at 10:07am PDT Temple of Eshmun A post shared by Josep Barrios Rojo (@viajerolowcost) on Mar 26, 2018 at 2:07am PDT The Temple of Eshmun is an ancient place of worship dedicated to Eshmun, the Phoenician god of healing. It was built in the 7th century B.C.