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Montreal Crusader Castle

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Montreal Crusader Castle

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Private Tour Petra and Shobak Castle from Amman
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Private Tour Petra and Shobak Castle from Amman

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Visit two of Jordan's most spectacular historic sites with this full0day tour from Amman. You'll start at the UNESCO World Heritage city of Petra, with beautifully preserved sandstone architecture that dates back some two millennia. Then you'll head to a local restaurant for lunch, followed by a visit to Shobak Castle, a beautiful old site dating to the 12th century.
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taqqie wrote a review Jun 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,191 contributions156 helpful votes
Impressive ruins of a (once) huge crusaders' castle. Could do with more signage and explanation but I liked the raw atmosphere. There's tiny visitor's centre at the foot of the hill where you can sit and picnic. No touringcars here! Which was an advantage for me, but the local folks would probably prefer to get more attention (and thus income).
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Date of experience: October 2019
khicks48 wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York37 contributions6 helpful votes
We visited this place in November, and there were very few people there. We parked in the visitor center parking lot and then we first walked down a bit and then up a long driveway to the top. Even the view of this place from the parking lot is very cool. The fort at the top of the hill is not in the best of shape. It is easy to imagine what it was like to visit these kinds of places 50 or a hundred years ago before a lot of archaeological and reconstruction work was done. It can be hard walking around, but still terrific.
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Date of experience: November 2019
pfeirown wrote a review Mar 2020
56 contributions6 helpful votes
We stopped at Shobak Castle, also called Montreal. Unlike Kerak, Shobak is isolated. To the extent that you may start wondering if you’re lost as you make your way through tiny town after tiny town. At the end you must maneuver up a narrow switchback and simply hope that an oncoming car will not come barreling around a blind corner. You can explore the ruins which include the remains of two churches, a watchtower, and some catacombs. Along the way you may spot some Christian carvings and Islamic tablets. If you have time perhaps you will even discover a secret passageway that leads to a spring. Like all of the other sites in Jordan the most you get in safety are signs that say DANGER, Enter at Your Own Risk! That said it was fairly easy to walk around though there were a few places we demanded our 3yo hold the hand of an adult. There is also a little room tucked away where kids, and adults, can dress in costumes. We never did find that secret passageway, though! Note, there is a little cafe with snacks, cold drinks, and ice cream, but it’s a good idea to bring a lunch. There is also a clean public bathroom. The people here, like everywhere in Jordan, are extremely friendly and will be drawn to your children. We had lovely, if limited, conversations with several of the folks who work on site. The entrance fee is 1JD and is included with the Jordan pass.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jeremy C wrote a review Feb 2020
Hinckley, United Kingdom772 contributions205 helpful votes
Certainly off the beaten track and on spectacular hilltop location, this 12th Century Crusader castle is a gem to explore and looks out over the countryside that was once a main trade route between Egypt and Syria. Well worth the visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Mr_Nobody_1979 wrote a review Sep 2019
Krakow, Poland4,009 contributions473 helpful votes
Probably the most interesting and thrilling thing about this place is route leading to it, it goes up and down, through some spectacular gorges and hills and remote villages. Structure itself is very basic, interior is basically not existing apart from outside walls. View from top is good too. Guides are there ready for hire.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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