Byblos would like to welcome you during your stay. If you have the time, make sure you:
• Visit the Ottoman souk located in the old city. You can get there by going down the Roman road in the north of Jbeil which will lead you to Khan street where you can find a center for craftsmen and a permanent exhibition of their work.
• Walk down to the renovated Medieval souk which leads to the Crusaders' Fortress. The souk provides many shopping outlets and an access to the fossils museum.
• When entering the archeological site, you can find a small chapel on your left along with the Ottoman Mosque of Sultan Abdel Majid.
• As you're climbing up the Citadel staircase, we recommend you visit the site museum which presents an overview of the history of Byblos through a collection which includes ceramics, Phoenician inscriptions, ancient anchors, statues, a votive offering altar, an exhibition of the discovery of the alphabet and a film illustrating
the historical development of the city.
Citadel visiting hours: Everyday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Ticket: 6 000 LL for tourists, 4 000 LL for Lebanese visitors and 1 500 LL for students.
• On your way to see St. John cathedral you can visit the wax museum which includes 22 scenes and 125 statues about the history of Lebanon and its traditions.
Museum visiting hours: Everyday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Ticket: 5 000 LL. Students and children: a 50% discount.
• Visit St. John cathedral that was built by the Genovese in the year 1115 with its 3 naves and 3 apses and whose north wall and baptistery date back to the 13th century.
• You can find the Louis Cardahi Foundation situated in a traditional house just south of the cathedral. The foundation is a cultural center and a photographic museum focusing on material related to the history and development of Byblos.
Visiting hours: Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Free of charge.
Tel.: (03) 583 031 - (03) 223 751
• Don't forget to go down to the port where you can visit Pépé Abed museum - part of the Fishing Club restaurant. The old port, offering a range of restaurants and cafés, is a great place to sit back, relax and watch the sunset.