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Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil)

El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli, Lebanon
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One of the largest castles in Lebanon

This castle is very interesting and very large. You can easily imagine everyday life back in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An awesome view of the city

Well kept Citadel. Huge place. You can spend upto 2 hours if you want to see it all. It includes a... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Chadi M
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive monument to the history of Tripoli. Incredible collection of rooms and great descriptions of the construction and operation. Incredible!

Thank JayEeeCee
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This Tripoli''s big site, which seems to be still in use by the military. Don't let that scare you though. They keep to themselves, though parts of the castle are no off limits to visitors. As well, I guess the entrance is now free. No...More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Look for the massive modern military presence at the citadel. Several of the stair cases are closed to visitors and the military has closed some sections for their use. Entrance was free. Great views overlooking the city.

Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the place! Very historic deserves to be visited to check how well smart our ancestors were. The secrets behind it are just WOW

Thank delara m
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Tripoli's most renowned attraction and a very interesting place, the Chateau dates back to the ancient days and contains Frankish cemetery, tomb, graffiti on plastered wall for the prison entrance, officer barracks, cistern etc. FREE entrance and not often visited by foreign tourists. No pamphlet...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The citadel is an Ancient site of Tripoli city built starting from the 6th century, has a mountain view also a view to the sea, and includes monuments from different eras

Thank AbdulSalam S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It's the most important historic site in Tripoli. the view from there is great and you can see all of Tripoli and the sea from there. But unfortunately it's not well maintained.

Thank Kaleno1980
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

What a stunning landmark! This castle dates to the 1100's (during the Crusades). I came here on my honeymoon eleven years ago, and went back last month with my kids, 8 and 10. The architecture is stunning and the signs and museum have a lot...More

Thank Jmarshall95678
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