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Kerak Castle

Kerak, Jordan
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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315 reviews 315 reviews
110 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopping at Kerak is a worthwhile endeavor if you are anywhere close to the Dead Sea. We stopped here for a few hours-- enough time for lunch and a leisurely hop through the castle-- on our way to Dana. I'd recommend coming here for about 3 hours in order to marvel at the well-preserved state of the fortress itself, and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Kerak is something that you should visit if you are visiting Jordan. A castel is in very well preserved condition, considering the age.

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Oswestry
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Construction began in the 1140s, under Paganus, Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The Crusaders called it Crac des Moabites or "Karak in Moab", as it is frequently referred to in history books. Paganus was also Lord of Oultrejordain (Transjordan), and Karak became the centre of his power, replacing the weaker castle of Montreal (Shobak) to the south. A very worthwhile trip... More

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athens
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The castle is big and very well preserved. If you pass by near Karak it worths make a visit to the castle.

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Aqaba, Jordan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

there was period crusaders but they are not who built it Karak Ancient city rooted deep in history Karak appeared in history for the first time in the Torah where it was known as Kir or Qir Moab keeper, they also played an important role during the reign of the king of Muaab Micha, who forced the king of Samaria,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Amazing Crusader Castle only partially excavated with limited restoration ( just enough to qualify for funding I think). The castle is a warren of tunnels and rooms below the surface and above series of part restored and part original walls with beautiful vantage points across the valley. Do take a guide as it is not an easy layout to understand.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Had been with Family in around 20 April 2014. The visit was during the later part of the day . The staff extremely friendly allowed the visit inside . the gate keeper is extremely friendly who helps in all the aspects of the guidance. The best part being the castle inside is wonderful and the views are amazing. The castle... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

first time i ever visited a crusader castle and was happy to have to seen it. located at a height which gave the castle a great vantage point in all the directions, this castle is steeped with history. it is advisable to take the guide when touring this castle otherwise one cannot understand where one is going or what one... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

When you enter the city at first you may be disappointed, see a two or three medieval towers, followed by what seem like city walls, and at first you think that maybe that is all that there is left. However once you follow the city walls and the city of Al Kerak, in all reminding a medieval citadel in many... More

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Espoo, Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Entering the city from east, the castle looms over the scenery magnificently. This was the most magnificent castle built by the crusaders. But once you approach it by car, you will very soon hit the first problem: No parking. Secondly the guy selling tickets was nowhere to be found and only after some searching he was found smoking with his... More

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