The 3 most important city during the Phoenician era, located 43Km from the capital. Also known as Saida in Arabic, literally meaning fishery. It is where the purple dye pigment was extracted from its shell the Murex by the Phoenicians for the first time in history, having a hill named Murex to show to you today. Near the Murex hill stands the Phoenician acropolis, a masterpiece of the ancient world. Atop the Phoenician <strong>acropolis </strong>sits the shell of the Castle of St, Louis, known as the land castle or Qalaat Al Muizz , built by the Crusading knights of St. John, who also built the <strong>sea castle</strong> or fortress of the church. It stands in the waters, and is a great sight to see.