Byblos Castle was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century from limestone and the remains of Roman structures. The finished structure was surrounded by a moat. It belonged to the genoese Embriaco family, whose members were the Lords of Gibelet (as Byblos was called during Middle Ages). Saladin captured the town and castle in 1188 and dismantled the walls in 1190. Later, the Crusaders recaptured Byblos and rebuilt the fortifications of the castle in 1197.

Near it stand a few Egyptian temples, the Phoenician Royal Necropolis and a Roman amphitheatre.

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