Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles

Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles

Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, also known as Tripoli Citadel, is a historical Crusaders citadel located in Tripoli, North Governorate, Lebanon. It was built in 1103 AD by Raymon De Saint-Gilles (Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse), ruler of Tripoli and one of the leaders of the First Crusade. During the Mamluk era, the castle was burned in 1289 and later restored by the governor of Tripoli, Saif al-Din Asnad Markuji. The castle was also restored by Ottomans during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: North Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Crusaders

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Crusader & Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The ancient city of Tripoli

Date of Submission: 2019

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