Sidon

Sidon

Sidon, or Saida, Sayda, is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Sidon was one of the most important Phoenician cities, and it may have been the oldest.The city contains Sidon Sea Castle, built by the Crusaders in 1228 AD.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: South Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Historic Center of Saida

Date of Submission: 1996

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