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Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil): Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built during the first crusade to the middle east. Well preserved and full of panels in different languages explaining about the castle. The site also comprises two small museums; one site museum and another one displaying artifacts from all of northern Lebanon from stone age...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank roulabg
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

I didn't have time to visit but driving through Tripoli to my destination the Citadel was pointed out to me. It dominates the highest point of Tripoli and goes forever.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 2 May 2019

Enjoyed this trip to a mostly intact crusader fortress now in use by the Lebanese Army. The view of Tripoli from the top of the fortress is worth the mild climb and the juxtaposition of modern tanks with the fortress is a great photo op.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bede46
Reviewed 14 April 2019

The name of the fort comes from Raymond St Gilles (Raymond of Toulouse). St Gilles was his favourite possession in France. He participated in the first crusade, deeming himself its leader. He was proposed the rule over Jerusalem, but he refused, and he was not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MathiasS75
Reviewed 29 March 2019

I visited the Saint Gilles Citadel in March 2019 and it was an amazing visit. From the top platform, you had an awesome 180ish degree vista over the city, you could see all the different districts of the city (souqs) and it was possible to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TheOptimisticStudent
Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

A great cultural sight - great to step back in time and just enjoy this beautiful place by waking slowly around and just see with your eyes all the details. A must see!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 658anner
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Take your time to enjoy and relax this beautiful castle. The price of the entry is 5,000 LBP and it is totally worth it. There is a beautiful small museum with information about the castle in English, French and Arabic. Take your time to enjoy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

The ruin walls are without much information about the past but anyway you get a good impression of how beautiful the citadel should have been. You can have a great view over the city - to the mountains on the one side and the sea...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blogkultur
Reviewed 21 January 2019

It seems small, but it is bigger than you expect. At the end, there is a small museum, with lots of information about the site. Nice views over the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Best view, historical castle. Was aiming at protecting the city a thousand year ago. It s a must in Tripoli . The walk from the bazar is iconic . You find local streets very peaceful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from RashadS33 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's possible to see the citadel and the internal old Mamlouk and Ottoman souks (Markets) and Khans (old hotels), plus few ancient churches and mosques, but you won't be able to visit the islands in the sea, due to time... More
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