Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), Tripoli

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Enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea, the panorama of Tripoli, and the mountains north of the city from atop Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), a medieval fortress near the old town. The citadel bears the name of the Crusader commander Raymond de Saint-Gilles, who helped design the its aesthetic. Learn about the storied history as you take a tour around the citadel. Afterwards, visit one of the several cafes and restaurants on site, where you can try traditional meals and take a break from sightseeing. Take a look at our Tripoli trip planner to schedule your visit to Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We started our visit in Tripoli here, early in the morning. It was amazing! The fortress is almost intact, it is a pleasure walking through different part of it. The citadel dominates over the city...  more »
  • After being stuck in traffic for some time we arrived just 30 minutes before closing and were allowed to enter the picturesque Citadel free of charge to have a quick look and take some beautiful...  more »

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