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Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil)

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Address: Tripoli, Lebanon

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the majesty of history

a one of a kind citadel that takes you back in time to the ancient history of the city, where conquerors fought over a land that was considered a treasure by itself... a must... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Tripoli, Lebanon
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Tripoli, Lebanon
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

a one of a kind citadel that takes you back in time to the ancient history of the city, where conquerors fought over a land that was considered a treasure by itself... a must see site ....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Intersting building, has surely seen better days. Access is easy, and the view from the top on old town quite interesting.

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Carcassonne, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

It was municipal and mukhtar election day, a Sunday, and the army was everywhere. I walked in the heat of the end of May looking around the old and new quarters on this fourth visit to Tripoli, only just getting to grips with its layout and identifying places I had been only after leaving and much research. The view from... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Best to visit the citadel first as the rooftop veiwing platform helps you orient yourself to the souk area and key monuments. It includes a panoramic photo of city beneath you to help guide you. Souk is amazing place. It's not a Disney version of a souk somewhat like Byblos, but rather authentic and populated principally by locals doing their... More 

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2 Thank Paul K
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The castle is not well preserved and it is located in the middle of a residential area where most religious extremists are. Not worth to make a trip for it.

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1 Thank Jean A
Byblos, Lebanon
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103 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

An amazing Castle full of history. Location is great you can have a view extended over the city to the Mediterranean sea and North mountains from the other side.

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This crusaders' citadel offers a great view of the city of Tripoli,but is neglected by the authorities

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Tripoli, Liban-Nord, Lebanon
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

When you'll be in Tripoli don't forget to visit this medieval historical monument . Of course it is not in its best status , but you can feel its historical soul .

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1 Thank Assef N
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

When you arrive to Tripoli, you are very recommended to have the Citadel visit tour. it's the biggest standing Citadel in Lebanon. the entrance fees are very affordable. it need around 1-2 hrs to cover it all. in the Citadel there is a museum that you can visit as well. You enter the Citadel from the horses big door and... More 

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1 Thank Sisi M
Lebanon
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

It's an amazing big castle in the heart of the old city ovelookingvit, with a lot sections and hidden rooms and tunnels. It's still conserving a very good condition. It's a must visit

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