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Sea Castle (Qal'at al-Bahr)

Visible from the corniche as one pulls into the center of Saida, the sea castle was built by the Crusaders in the 13th century on top of a Phoenician temple, and while it has been badly damaged over the centuries in various clashes, the handsome ruins continue to front the coastal city, connected by a delightful causeway across the water built by the Malmuks. 

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