Aleika Castle

Aleika Castle or Aliqa Castle (Arabic: قلعة العليقة‎) is located in Aliqa near Tartus at distance 85 km, it consists of two floor structures, a type of concentric castle. Historically (12th century) it was under Syrian Nizari Isma'ili control, and had part during the crusades. Cemetery stones are found in the castle with Latin inscriptions, which confirms that fights took place here during the Crusades.[] The king Zaher Bibros is mentioned in the archives of the Syrian Tourism ministry.

See also

  • List of castles in Syria
  • List of Ismaili castles
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