10 Things to Do in Byblos That You Shouldn't Miss

November 7, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Discover the best top things to do in Byblos, Lebanon including Saint Charbel Tomb, The Crusader Castle, Old Souk, Memoire Du Temps, Monastery of St. Maron Annaya, Saint John-Marc Cathedral, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Byblos Public Park, MACAM - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Armenian Genocide Orphans' "Aram Bezikian" Museum.
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1. Saint Charbel Tomb

Annaya, Byblos, Byblos, Lebanon +961 9 760 130
Excellent
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5 based on 161 reviews

Saint Charbel Tomb

Reviewed By MichaelHabre - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Everything about this place overflows with a certain aura that is unexplainable. From the moment you step there, you feel an amazing energy filling you. The nature around it echoes with silence that makes you wander in it’s beautiful spirit. A must visit whether you’re a believer or a non believer. For there is something there for everyone from any culture or religion.

2. The Crusader Castle

Byblos, Lebanon
Excellent
62%
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32%
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5%
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4.5 based on 464 reviews

The Crusader Castle

Reviewed By nouhad1324 - Beirut, Lebanon

The castle is on the sea so you have the Byblos city view and he sea one. Also nearby there is the le Eden traditional house but it is unaccessible. Lebanese students have discounts on entrance. It is not of the most ancient Castles in Lebanon that hold a lot of history and give you a glimpse of the past. We had a ten years old child with us and it was safe but we kept an eye on him.

3. Old Souk

Byblos, Lebanon +961 3 742 099
Excellent
53%
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35%
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4.5 based on 416 reviews

Old Souk

Reviewed By Sandyman1 - London, United Kingdom

I enjoyed walking through the streets and soaking up the atmosphere. I didn't have much time unfortunately but I would have liked to sat and had a coffee or a beer here.

4. Memoire Du Temps

Citadel (Castle) Area, Byblos 0000, Lebanon +961 9 540 555
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Memoire Du Temps

Reviewed By Tanwir S

We joined a fossil hunting outing organised by a third generation fossil professional. Surprisingly it turned out to be a very informative and entertaining visit. The region is rich in fossils and everyone in the group (some 40 adults and children) found some kind of fossil. Highly recommended for families with school going children, as they all seemed to be enthusiastically enjoying the experience.
Later visited the fossil shop in Byblos to see some remarkable fossils. Ended with a fine sea food lunch along the harbor. Had a wonderful time. Thank you Pierre for arranging this trip and taking the time to explain to us the fascinating world of fossils.

5. Monastery of St. Maron Annaya

Byblos, Lebanon
Excellent
83%
Good
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Monastery of St. Maron Annaya

Reviewed By Nancy D - Beirut, Lebanon

My favorite church ever. Its such a spiritual place. You get to see the family of St. Charbel, his tomb where he lies, letters from countries where he made miracles, his clothes and his bed and how he lived. It has three small churches and a big one. Highly recommended for all ages. A must see church in Lebanon. Located in Byblos within a great scenery. The monestry closes at 10 pm but one can still go up and pray in front of the monestry.

6. Saint John-Marc Cathedral

Byblos, Lebanon
Excellent
82%
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5 based on 32 reviews

Saint John-Marc Cathedral

Reviewed By McG_Road_Warrior - Tokyo, Japan

My favorite part of Byblos. I was just attracted here, like a moth to a flame. There wasn't anyone around, but the door was opened. Because it was so desolate, you could enjoy this church. The architecture is really beautiful. This is most see place in town.

7. Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

Kesrouan- Ftouh / Jbeil, Byblos, Lebanon +961 71 944 405
Excellent
68%
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22%
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

Reviewed By Caline M

To all nature lovers, this is a must visit place! The sceneries are gorgeous (we visited in autumn and the colors were [email protected]),the trails numerous and for all levels, the people very friendly. We also had lunch at a guest house which was very good too. Our guide was excellent! Always smiling, helping and giving us lots of information. Thank you Rita for a wonderful day. Will surely come back many times.

8. Byblos Public Park

Main Street, Byblos, Lebanon
Excellent
46%
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38%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Byblos Public Park

Reviewed By Kelly W - Edmonton, Canada

Byblos is about an hour north of Beirut by bus. There is an interesting fort to tour, a souk for all sorts of touristy items and local shopping (the food shops and spices are wonderful). The outdoor eating area in the centre is fabulous, pretty and noisy. Walk down to the pier for a beautiful view of the Mediterranean.

9. MACAM - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum

Qartaba Main Road - Alita, Byblos, Lebanon +961 3 271 500
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5 based on 18 reviews

MACAM - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum

MACAM, Lebanon's first Modern And Contemporary Art Museum shows sculpture & installation art by 80 artists in a factory compound on a hilltop near Byblos overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Its permanent exhibition is an exciting journey through 100 years of sculpture. Temporary Exhibitions, competitions and workshops attract many visitors on weekends enjoying the serenity of this inspiring place.

Reviewed By Nathalie Rosa B - Beirut, Lebanon

MACAM will inspire even the vaguely interested in art! Spread over a few halls in what used to be a cement factory, visitors get to see the works of Lebanese masters and more contemporary artistis, spread over 4000 square meteres. Specialising in scultpure, there are works in stone, wood and metal, as well as the contributions to competitions (The Age of Iron, Stone) as well as work made out of recycling, a section on ceramics, installation art. The richness and diversity of Lebanese art and by extension Lebanon, has rarely been showcased so vividly. MACAM has facilities to welcome young visitors and school classes to make sure they also get to enjoy the experience.

10. Armenian Genocide Orphans' "Aram Bezikian" Museum

Armenia Street | Bird's Nest Orphanage, Byblos 4504, Lebanon +961 3 558 994
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5 based on 5 reviews

Armenian Genocide Orphans' "Aram Bezikian" Museum

Located in Byblos,the museum is a place of memory which aims to promote the common values & principles of humanity. As part of its remembrance activities on the occasion of the commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia has commissioned the building of this cultural facility thanks to the active sponsorship of the Bezikian family.

Reviewed By ENRIC-23 - Valencia, Spain

Located into Armenian neighbourhood in Byblos. The museum is placed in a beautiful old libanese well-refurbished building. It is devoted to Armenian genocide displaying detailed information in pictures, videos and maps as well as there is a nice patio with impressive statues.
Interesting museum!!!!
Well-done display!!!!
A must!!!!

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