Qalaat El Hosn near Majdal Anjar

In the Lebanese border town of Majdal Anjar there is not much to see except for the Lebanese-Syrian border crossing not even a kilometre away. But the city has a hill that can be seen from far, and if you dare to drive your car through the small alleys of this town, you’ll find yourself with a beautiful view on a Syrian border crossing on one side and the Bekaa valley on the other.

The building on the hill itself is not publicly accessible though, because of its strategic significance on an elevated position, it is a Lebanese air-defence outpost, protected with barbed wire. Rumour has it the remains are the ones of a very old church, yet people call it a castle. If anyone has more info on this building, I’d appreciate it if you pass it on here!

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