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Karak, Jordan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of history behind this catle. The views are some of the best! Make sure you walk through the castle as there are many little rooms. Take walking shoes and water.

Thank Lidia C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was certainly a different experience as far as castles go. It is a crusaders castle along the Kings Highway. It has a variety of odd styles from all kinds of periods over the years with imposing towers and holes for guns. The north wall...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Though large parts of the castle are in complete or partial ruin, there is still plenty to see and appreciate. The gradually narrowing steps leading down to the erstwhile prison area, the aesthetically lighted tunnels, the punishment platform from where the unfortunate were hurled to...More

Thank kiransfootprints
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beside the fact that the castle it's full of history, there is nothing interesting here. The guides are not doing their job in the right way, they don't care of what they are describing and they will even ask you for money at the end...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our transfer from Madaba to Petra, which we did with a car wit driver, we had a 2-3 hours visit at this fascinating castle. The site is quite big and there are several levels of castle. Moreover, there have been several period of construction...More

1  Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing several castles in Jordan, this one is my favorite. It has so many different hidden areas in it, such as bunkers underneath the ground. The view is absolutely breathtaking. Although the reviews on here are not the best, we detoured to make sure...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had read the mixed reviews about Karak Castle- but was interested to see for ourselves and the mixed history. We were not disappointed.!!! After wandering around the huge complex, with little to no understanding of what we were looking at ( as there are...More

Thank m0sue
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We loved exploring the underground tunnels, market, hidden staircases and caves. Great for young kids to let their imaginations run wild!

Thank TravelTaavi
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The castle itself is ok, although there is very limited information on the explanatory panels so better to go with a guide. The views from the castle are beautiful. The road from Petra or Madaba to arrive to the castle has breathtaking views. Be careful...More

Thank Cinnamomum74
Reviewed 8 September 2018

An interesting crusader castle, where you can spend an hour wandering around the ruins and appreciating the views of the surrounding area. Unfortunately the museum was closed and there is not a lot or information about the castle unless you take your own

Thank RogerB2000
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20 August 2015|
Response from Cris_Selbach | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Mosaic School is a school subsidized by the Jordanian government where locals from poor communities learn how to craft and do mosaic art pieces. The facilities are very simple, but their store is fantastic. Almost a... More