Bani Qahtan Castle

Bani Qahtan Castle

Bani Qahtan Castle is a fortress in the Syrian Coastal Mountains near Lattakia city. The castle is totally damaged and not much remained from it. The ruins date back to 12th century. The castle is mentioned as being a stronghold in the hands of Ismaeli Arabs, who surrendered it to Salaheddin Al-Ayoubi (Saladdin) in 1188.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Latakia Governorate

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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