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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Azraq Oasis, Azraq, Jordan
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

After visiting Qasr Kharana and Quseyr Amra, the Desert Castles tour leads you to this castle, built with black basalt stones that look quite different from the bright yellow stones of the previous two castles. It is also a less complete and well maintened ruin...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We drove to this military castle of the Ummaids built by Greek Romans. We have the jordan pass but i think this castle is free to enter, no one was checking us. There was a guide who is from Azraq who gave us alot of...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I’m always blown away by structures built centuries ago (this one built in the 4th century) that still sit proudly for present day man to see. These ruins are fascinating and worth seeing as a tour guide spends as much or as little time with...More

Thank VictoriAnika
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This was our third stop in our desert castle adventure. No explanations of anything available despite every guide book mentioning the use of the castle by Lawrence of Arabia. We spent five minutes here and were done. City is built all the way around it...More

Thank webbsm
Reviewed 28 April 2018

It is a long drive to see this stack of rocks whose only claim to fame is the headquarters for Lawrence of Arabia. Do not know if it is worth the driving time to see it or not. You must really be into history to...More

Thank WSCTraveler
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Basically a ruin of curious dark "blue" stone. Most impressive is the entrance hinged stone doors. I also liked the flowers outside, someone had taken a lot of trouble. Sadly it also is plagued by the chronic litter problem that Jordan has generally. As with...More

Thank Charbala
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This fortress in black stone can be reached from Amman, included in a self-made tour of the "Desert Castles". We rent a taxi for six hours paying 40 jod. Journey from Amman is 1 hour long. The road is interesting in its plain desolation, few...More

Thank Luca C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Qasr Azraq is not too far away from the Saudi border and it is definitely worth a visit due to its past association with Lawrence of Arabia. It has several rooms and an upper floor as well in some places. There is a small museum...More

Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 28 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 24 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

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