A journey through history to the ancient castle of Baalbek
Baalbek, we have already talked about some of its features in a previous article. This is because it is one of the stations of one of the most important tours of our company, Lebanon SightSeeing. However, there is one monument in the city that deserves to be discussed in some detail by devoting this entire article to that matter. This is because it is a tourist attraction of great magnificence and beauty.
It is also associated with many exciting historical stories that entertain visitors and develop their senses of interesting adventure. In order not to prolong you, we are talking about the ancient castle of Baalbek, which we will list in the next few lines the most important thing that makes it a truly distinguished destination for the most beautiful historical exploration tours.
Baalbek Castle is one of the most beautiful monuments in the Bekaa Governorate, and one of the oldest Roman ruins in Lebanon. It is located on top of a huge rocky massif with a height of 21 meters. It is built on the ruins of some ancient Roman ruins and buildings. It is considered one of the most beautiful tourist places in the Bekaa.
The history of Baalbek Castle in Lebanon dates back to the era of the ancient Roman Empire, and the idea was to build a wall or fortress to protect some Roman temples and altars, and today it is one of the largest tourist destinations visited by millions annually.
During your wandering around the Baalbek Citadel, you will pass through a gallery called the Al-Muqaddam Gallery, which you will enter through a huge gate in the middle of two tall towers, and inside it you will see some stone statues on its walls.
Then you will reach the large square made of huge stones, and in it you will find a number of religious buildings, such as the Temple of Jupiter built on a bench about 20 meters above sea level and surrounded by huge columns made of granite, and the Temple of Bacchus, which is considered one of the most beautiful Roman structures in the world and decorated with decorative stones and images of the gods.
The Baalbek Citadel in Lebanon also contains a museum displaying Roman bronze statues and artifacts, a temple that was converted in the fourth era AD into a church, the Ibrahim Mosque, which was built during the era of the Umayyad Empire, and an Arab castle that was built in the Mamluk era.
The castle is distinguished by its proximity to prominent historical and natural monuments such as the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Hajar al-Habali, the Great Umayyad Mosque, Marjayoun, and many other distinctive tourist places in the Bekaa Valley.