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Moussa Castle

Moussa's Castle Facts

The Moussa Castle is not a typical castle in any way. It was projected and built by one man, Moussa Abdel Karim Al Maamari.

The Moussa Castle is the product of Moussa’s childhood imagination, and he began its construction in 1968. The castle is a modern structure built to resemble a medieval castle.

Moussa built the castle single-handedly, with occasional help from his neighbors or an odd laborer, a Herculean effort that took many years.

This unique castle contains a wax museum that depicts scenes from the daily life of the people who inhabit Lebanon’s mountainous regions.

Moussa Castle - Visitor Information

The castle can be visited every day between 8:00 and 20:00 in the summer months (May – October) and between 8:00 and 18:00 in the winter months (November to April).

The entrance fee is 10000 Lebanese pounds (around $6.5 USD). Children have 50% off.

Moussa Castle Map&Location

Moussa Castle is located near the village of Deir el Qamar, just 5 km away from the renowned Beiteddine Palace.

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Moussa Castle Photos

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Gate at Moussa Castle by saffirahweb
Inside of Moussa Castle by Khalid Albaih
Moussa Castle garden decoration by Diana S
View of Moussa Castle by Peripitus