Old city tour
The old city area of Jbeil can easily fill a full day’s visit at a leisurely pace. (09 540001, Winter 8am-4pm, Summer 8am-7pm. Entrance LL8,000, visitors from the Middle East LL2,000) is a vast archeological site made up of numerous landmarks. It’s worth taking a guide around the site to fully grasp the numerous civilizations that passed here. Some of the highlights include a Persian fortress (555-332 B.C.,) a main gate (3000 B.C.) with skylight and the remaining signs of a fire from an Amorite invasion that took place in 2150-2500 B.C. On the seaside, next to a traditional Lebanese house from the 19th Century, are the foundations of houses from the Canaanite Period. The remains of the most recent crusader castle dates back to 12th Century B.C. Continue to the beautiful (09 621448, open upon request,) built during the 12th and 13th Centuries.
St. John Marc Cathedral