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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 yesterday

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

Thank GreekGeek16
Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank samihasanat
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank maczi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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

Thank ele170
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

They're still working on restoring much of the inner Castle, the exterior is in pretty good shape but the same cannot be said of the interior. So only visit if it is along your route and you have a Jordan pass, otherwise don't bother the...More

Thank Jer0en_P
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I love the place and I recommend for everyone to go to visit I will recommend it nice view as well not far from Petra

Thank Trip795810
Reviewed 26 July 2018

a great castle to visit, the ruins are in different conditions but they tell you how it looked in its days of glory, and I assume, this place was really impressive

1  Thank Piotr M
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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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20 November 2015|
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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