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Originally built as a Roman fort, this castle is built of basalt and later rebuilt by the Mamelukes in the 13th century.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert castles” (10 reviews)
“stone door” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Azraq Oasis, Azraq, Jordan
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We drove ourselves around Jordan for the most part, and did our own trip of desert castles. Obviously we included Qsr Azraq in that, because... well... the history of the place is really freakin' cool. We didn't get a guide, just used our LP book,...More

Thank Ribbongirl
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This place dates from Roman times due to its proximity (in the past) to fresh water. More recently Laurence of Arabia and the Arab freedom fighters planned some of their strategies here. It was rebuilt by the Muslims after the Romans and stood largely intact...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Large black fortress built in the 13th century, Turks were stationed here in the 16th century and Lawrence of Arabia made this place his HQ during 1917. 80 m long wall encircling a courtyard, there is a mosque in the middle. No signs of much...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

At quick look, this castle is not as impressive as or beautiful as other large qsar like ajloun. It could be more interesting if more information are well presented at site, providing the visitors with a story from how it was constructed from very hard...More

Thank wisnu315
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

It was a really good place to discover. The guide was a bit poor in the explanation about the history of the place but nice anyway. The castle has muuuuch more to discover under the stones there, but is in a really good conditions.

Thank andresalvgut88
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This castle is one of the larger ones in eastern Jordan and it's right in the middle of the town of Azraq. There are upper levels throughout that you can climb up to and have different views of the castle's architecture. There is also some...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This amazing castle was impressive for its size and for the black basalt stones that construct it. You can walk all through it and also visit a small museum housed within the castle which has some interesting artefacts and also some well-written information boards about...More

Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

After the bright yellow stone of Qasr Kharrana and Quseyr Amra, the castle at al-Azraq is dark and gloomy by comparison It's also a less complete ruin so takes a bit of imagination, unless you're enthusiastic to learn the history of the place. There are...More

Thank tarostra
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Build by the Romans, used by the Arabs and Lawrence ! In reasonable condition, so you can wander in and out (and on top). I was particularly impressed by the massive, solid stone doors that actually still swivel !

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Right on the main road in the northern reaches of Azraq, the staff don't seem to care about people coming and going and there's no information anywhere. There are however a bunch of blocky rooms surrounding a big courtyard. There are some worth exploring and...More

Thank mrdom
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