Aqaba Castle

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3.0 of 5 bubbles253 reviews
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gisUk
London, UK295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited late. It is a relatively small place with a great sense of history. Definitely worth a visit and of course for those who like the history around TE Lawrence - it’s a must
Written 22 September 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
On our taxi tour of Aqaba one of the good stops was the Aqaba Castle. A building which dates back to 1510AD and has seen a lot of action over the years! The locals are slowly restoring the area to it's previous glory and are doing a good job. The old Fort/Castle has had a varied life mixed between renos and major destruction and is now firmly on the reno track! Pilgrims used to use the fort as a caravanserai on the way to Mecca, Good to see it re-born.
Written 21 July 2023
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Fiona K
London, UK644 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We were exploring the city of Aqaba and saw the door to the fort was open (but the museum next door was closed for repairs) so we wandered in and were given a free guided tour of the fort which was very interesting. They are currently landscaping the area around the castle so that the landscaping style links in with the architectural style of the area around the giant flag pole. It will be very nice once they have planted up the garden areas.
Written 16 April 2023
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Gabriela A
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
it looks like an abandoned fort, the same situation applies to all of Jordan, since they don't have information boards with the description of the place, its history and other information, there is no option to have a guide or audio guide. More impressive is the huge flag in the square near the castle.
Written 7 April 2023
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Kris_Toor
Krakow, Poland185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I gave it 5 as rate because when I entered there I didn't pay anything. The fort itself is not very interesting but from few touristy places that the city has to offer it is worth visiting. As I mentioned - 5 was because I didn't pay if for any reason there would be someone charging entry fees it is not worth seeing.
Written 17 March 2023
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Musicians Mum
592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Free entry. Very clean and tidy
16th century ,held by Ottomans until July 1917 ,when Lawrence of Arabia ,with the local tribesmen and some regular troops of Prince Faisal,crossed the Nefud desert and captured the fort from landward side and ended the occupation of the Ottomans.
Really interesting small Fort that has been carefully reconstructed over many years and still ongoing.
One needs a torch for the little tunnels and stairs to get up to the battlements..
Excellant view down across the sea and Arab revolt plaza.
Reasonable signage.
Written 22 January 2023
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Eduardo7676
Bilbao232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Very interesting site, with free access. You can visit all the rooms. A guide at the entrance shows the castle.
Written 4 January 2023
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Lovely castle that requires about twenty minutes of time to see, explore and read. Not sure why the reviews hover around 'average' for the majority as it is indeed a nice castle to see. Entry is free and it is located by the main museum and the Arab Revolt flagpole (flag raised late morning - quite the site as well from the castle!).
Written 8 October 2022
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mininani
Madrid, Spain742 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Quite small and reconstructed castle. Not worth the detour, but if you are near the area, come to have a look
Written 21 July 2022
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Coral Bay Diving Center
Aqaba, Jordan24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
that was a nice visit, especially the weather of Aqaba, Nice people in addition to the open areas for the sea sport activities
Written 27 April 2022
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