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Karak, Jordan
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given the option, I would skip this castle having been there. Museum was closed and does not look like it has been open for a while. Most of the castle is blocked off and so there is very little that you can enter. There is...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

As with most sites in Jordan the drives are long but beautiful and scenic, and the drive to Karak was no exception. The castle itself is a a site to see, sat at the top of a hill the view from it are amazing. The...More

1  Thank Hyderali D
Reviewed July 12, 2018

There are no signs inside the complex, and only one big map as you enter. No paper maps are available. We got lost and spent about 15 minutes trying to find the way out. The castle ruins are quite impressive but I would not recommend...More

Thank Paul4444
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

A big castle most of the nice things is inside the castle and the view from the top to the jordan Valley is so beautiful

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August 19, 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