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Qasr Azraq

Azraq Oasis, Azraq, Jordan
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Azraq
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Originally built as a Roman fort, this castle is built of basalt and...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Qasr Azraq is well worth visiting if you have read "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" or seen the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" as he actually used this fort during World War I. The most interesting feature is the massive stone doors, which were required because there was no wood available. Even the roof beams are made of stone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Great fun! We hired a car in Madaba and decided to take a trip out to the Eastern Desert to visit some of the Desert Castles. Of all of them, I think Azraq was my favourite. It has a great basalt door, with an original stone hinge, that still works. This was also the HQ for Lawrence of Arabia for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Qasr Azraq ('the blue fortress') is a large fortress roughly 100 km (62 mi) east of Amman. It is an interesting place to explore, but I enjoyed Qasr/Quseir Amra and Qasr Karaneh alot more. All three of these castles are usually seen in one day tour, with Qasr Azraq being the last stop because it has a good restaurant there... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

At this castle, it is worth paying for a tour by the resident tour guide Nadal (you pay what you wish - like a tip). He is actually a blood relative of someone who fought with Lawrence of Arabia and is hugely passionate and knowledgable about the castle. It's an interesting castle but what sticks out for me was his... More 

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