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Ajloun Castle, Jerash

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Take a tour of the 12th-century ruins of Ajloun Castle, a historic Muslim castle that was once the core of the town of Aljoun. The fort and castle were built in 1185 by a local emir, under the command of Saladin, the first sultan of Syria and Egypt. You can take a taxi or brave the uphill trek from the city to the fortress, where you’ll find a small museum that displays a variety of artifacts and relics. Explore the castle’s nooks and crannies, and enjoy the expansive views from the towering hill that overlooks the city. A visit to Ajloun Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jerash trip itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a classic fortress that's being renovated (almost done). It's also nicely cool inside. Very interesting to read how inhabitants used to live in there. Very accessible and you're being...  more »
  • This was on our tour trip to Jerash. Lovely castle . This was an easy place for a self guided tour. Nice signs everywhere and very peaceful.  more »
  • Went there 4 times in one year. It's cool, nice, entry fees not so expensive, a bit of a hike, needs a better parking lot. There should be more informative stuff so that people might learn something. A great view ones you reach the top
  • A Roman Castle designed for defence and protection The castle has an ancient church with mosaic that shows Jesus Fish miracle. Excellent architecture and arches. The main towers have been destroyed. There is a water channel around the castle that is dry. You pass over a wooden bridge to get in.

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