The Two Defense Towers

Built by the Crusaders at the port of Byblos to protect its entrance, a chain was once strung between them as an additional defense measure. Today, Byblos port is a fascinating enclave where you can see small fishing boats dotting the still waters and enjoy the famous seafood restaurants scattered portside. In 1648, the Mosque of Sultan Abdel Majid was built in this old historic quarter and renovated by Emir Yousef Chehab in 1783. What remains today is a semi cupola and an octagonal minaret.

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