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Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil)

El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli, Lebanon
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Nice view.

Nice view, but nothing more in particular.Go if you are nearby,or get a cheap taxi to go, unless... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sokratis A
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Athens, Greece
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Amazing

I never thought it would be so interesting. Beautifully kept with two museums, well-attended... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
LinahBerlin
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Berlin, Germany
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“be careful” (3 reviews)
“off limits” (3 reviews)
“great history” (2 reviews)
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El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice view, but nothing more in particular.Go if you are nearby,or get a cheap taxi to go, unless you like walking up hill.

Thank Sokratis A
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I never thought it would be so interesting. Beautifully kept with two museums, well-attended gardens and renovated parts. A must when visiting Tripoli

Thank LinahBerlin
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

In this place you will experience the old tripli, you will see how this place was defended with this citadel, and also you will have a bautiful view to the whole city of tripoli.

Thank Mohammad E
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

a citadel that changed hands several times in the last millennium: it served for cruzaders, mamluk and ottoman empires, and today is a public attraction, not very well conserved. actually during my visit there was barely a person taking care of the place - a...More

Thank Bruno C
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

As soon as you log the Citadel, you will feel and smell the great history of this castle, the castle overlooking the whole city, the river and the old downtown area not excluding Refaat Hallab 1881oriental sweet of Lebanon and the best Foul of Dannon...More

Thank Adnan M
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This castle was the first attraction we saw in Tripoli and an impressive one at that. Aside from the impressive views of the city, the castle features impressive architecture and deign features to defend the enemy. Note that part of the castle is currently used...More

Thank Andyrock81
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Built at a vantage point offering a birds eye view of Tripoli, this crusader castle dating back to 1103 has currently a heavy military presence currently- however this should not bother you since they keep to themselves. There are permanent exhibits in the castle which...More

Thank UNNIMAYA
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It was my first visit to Tripoli, i have never been there before, and i was surprised with the variation between relatively close streets and districts, you may see one on a very high end, and the other is a very neglected.

Thank Fouad H
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This castle is very interesting and very large. You can easily imagine everyday life back in the day, when you wander around the ruins. The view from the top is spectacular - a 360 degrees view of Tripoli and the sea

Thank Ulrikb_123
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Well kept Citadel. Huge place. You can spend upto 2 hours if you want to see it all. It includes a museum about the area with interesting facts. It is very possible that you can find parking space near it. Make sure to go all...More

Thank Chadi M
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