10 places you must visit in Saida next time you’re there!

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

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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

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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.


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Old Souk

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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

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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

Temple of Eshmun

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.