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Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shobak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak. Formerly called Mons Realis (the Royal Mountain), it was built by the Crusader king Baldwin...more
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Petra - Wadi Musa 71810, Jordan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interested ruins of castle but you have to take guide who will tell you everything about it. Visit takes about 1 h .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Krzysztof W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this place because it was between Petra and the Dead Sea. It was definitely worth the trip to see the ruins and the views are quiet amazing as well. Lots of history here but the place is crumbling.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peter f
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Nice views of the surrounding land. Interesting to walk around the area, wasn’t spectacular but enjoyed the visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katiemN3739AG
Reviewed 16 October 2018

You get fantastic panoramic views from the castle which is in a rather dilapidated state but ongoing renovations are taking place. Notwithstanding this worth a visit if you are in the area. Quite a large site which is peacefully quiet. One can imagine the significance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GreekGeek16
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The Castle is inknown to many people. It is one of the most beautiful crossaiders castles built in 12th century. It is located on a strategic place on top the Shaubak mointains.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samihasanat
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Shobak it's a place that you cannot miss if you are in the area. First because it's a really nice area, really quite, with an amazing view and surrounded by typical environment. The guide is a local, he loves his job and he will tell...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Z8879AUandreal
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit to Shobak Castle. Impressive place, commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Much of the castle has been reconstructed, it still does have a lot of history attached. There are usually local guides for hire at the entrance. It'd be worth while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maczi
Reviewed 24 September 2018

While my tour included Kerak castle, my driver Ibrahim Fakhoury recommended that I try Shobak castle instead, saying I might find it more appealing given that it’s in a remote, sparsely populated area, as opposed to Kerak castle which is located in an urban area....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

It was okay, great view. There is a tunnel underground. If you are not claustrophobic, you can go there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IzzieA15
Reviewed 6 September 2018

In the road between Petra and Wadi Rum we stopped to visit the ruins of this imposing castle which dates back to the Crusaders: it is a labyrinthine place and luckily we were guided by a gentleman who led us through passages and walkways that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 August 2017|
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Response from mitchian | Reviewed this property |
The Castle will take a day to get to. Jordan is a great place and may places to see. If you are on an organised tour stick with their itinerary if yo are free and in the Petra area visit the castle.
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Response from VivaMexicoLiz | Reviewed this property |
We arranged our visit through the Herz agency at our hotel. They provided a driver, so I didn't pay much attention to the signage but it seemed very clear. The road is quite good and there is plenty of parking. Definitely... More