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Lions Tower

Lions Tower

Lions Tower, also known as Barsbay Tower, is a small fortress or defensive tower located next to the Tripoli harbor, North Governorate, Lebanon. It was built in the 15th century AD by Mameluke Barsbay or Sultan Qaitbay. The tower is named after the decorations on the façade depicting lions.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: North Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 15th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The ancient city of Tripoli

Date of Submission: 2019

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