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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.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
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“desert castles” (10 reviews)
“stone door” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Azraq Oasis, Azraq, Jordan
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

this castle ruin is different from the other desert castles. it's another color and bigger. It's in the middle of Azraq and really easy to find. we paid 1/2 dinar with the whole family: 2 adults and 3 young kids (2,4 and 6 years old)....More

Thank Peppel L
Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you saw the movie " Lawrence of Arabia" you have to come here because this place was a piece from this story but this is not the only reason to visit the castle.

Thank AnaGB78
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Interesting ruins in an interesting tour of 3 Desert "Castles". A bit of climbing around but not bad. Warm day but reasonable for November. Need good shoes and hat.

Thank WeLov2Travel45
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This castle was built by the Romans in blue/black basalt stone in the middle of an oasis. It most recent significance is during the 1st world war as T. E. Lawrence's headquarter, who poetically described the castle in Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Today the setting...More

Thank LucyCarvalho
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This castle is large, full of different rooms to explore and downright dangerous in parts. Keep an eye on the kids, as the floors have the occasional hole in them. Because of this, it's heaps of fun and adventure for the whole family. See this...More

Thank Oz t
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Very interesting military fort built in ~200AD. Most impressive part in my opinion are the stone entry/exit doors and ceilings made from stone. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This desert castel in the east part of Jordan, close to the Saudi border, lays in the center of the city of Azraq and is called the blue castle because of the dark basalt blocks from which it is constructed. It was built by the...More

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 25 December 2015

One of the three famous desert castles, this is the furthest from Amman and will take over an hour to reach from the city. It is different because the stone is much darker than the other castles and this one actually resembles a castle, unlike...More

1  Thank patrickmeyer
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Interesting for the history, but not much to see. It is one of three desert castles (including Qasr Kharrana, Quseir Amra and Qasr Azraq), about 2 to 2.5 hours drive east of Amman, in the direction of the Saudi border (you don't get close to...More

1  Thank rbthodge
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

It is a very long trip unless you are really into early architecture Drive took about two hours to see very small "Castles" which had been reconstructed To me it was not worth it Could have spent time better spending an extra day in Jeramy

1  Thank rsegraves
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