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Sidon Travel Guide: 101 reviews and 338 photos

Sidon, along with Byblos and Tyre, was one of the three great Phoenecian cities, which controlled trade in the Mediterranean. It is often referrred to in the Bible. According to Genesis 10:15 19, it gets its name from the first-born of Canaan and grandson of Noah and according to 1 Kings 16:13, Jezebel was a princess from Sidon. Elijah performed miracles here and Paul set sail from here for Rome. It was visited by Jesus and Herod the Great.

In 1110 it was conquered by the Crusaders, who built its Sea Castle. They were finally forced out in 1291.

  • Last visit to Sidon: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2009
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Hello, Ian! I enjoy reading your pages here! Thanks a lot! ><><><

  • Delia_Madalina's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2009 at 1:31 AM

    The soap museum was impressive. Seriously! So neat and well organised, in such a big contrast with the rest of the street. :) Definetly an experience.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    MMMMMM...falafel sandwich -- this is making me hungry and I just ate!!! Thanks for sharing, Norman :)

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    I really want to get back to Lebanon one day. Sidon's just one of the places we haven't seen.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2007 at 2:59 PM

    Your photographs are brilliant. Enjoyed especially the Sea Castle and the Soap Museum.


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