Aqaba Castle, Aqaba

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  • June 11, 2017
    Set in the main square, by the big flagpole. It is a common place where local hang around. We were going to get in but it was closed and never got another chance. However, it is a stop worth taking, t...  more »
  • May 26, 2017
    Don't bother - the castle is closed. We took a long hot walk from our hotel to the castle to find it closed. Looks like it would be really cool if it was open. All in all, not much to do in Aqaba unle...  more »
  • May 21, 2017
    The castle is under renovation, but I was lucky and could go inside. Said that I am not every day in Aqaba and it would be nice to see a little so they let me go inside, but only to the courtyard, at ...  more »
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  • March 10, 2017
    It's a mumlok and ottoman castle , small but nice one, now its closed , its under restoration, its will be open in the beginning of April
  • October 5, 2016
    You'll arrive at the entrance of a mini museum where you will buy a ticket for 2 JD. It's small, but has good information. Exiting the museum, you'll head up the street for the entrance to the Castle, dating as far back as 14th C. Though it is currently under construction in honor of the centennial of the Arab Revolt (and because a team did shoddy work of it in the 1960s), you'll still be welcome to walk through the wooden gates and into a different time period. Talk to the men restoring the castle. They will tell you what they've found that day or if National Geographic was there the day before to film a documentary. If you're lucky, you might be able to see some of the bullet shells they've recovered. Definitely read up on the castle before you go as there are no placards inside the castle itself. Interesting to note: the Aqaba Flagpole (that is so big they can probably see it from space) is not the Jordanian flag, but the Arab Revolt flag. It flies over the castle in memory.
  • February 12, 2017
    Nice castle
  • March 16, 2017
    Beautiful archaeological site is located in a special place
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  • March 17, 2017
    Antique place
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Aqaba has a smattering of luxury hotels and a few classy chains, while a range of budget accommodations suitable for diving-oriented vacations cluster along the northern side of the city. Family-oriented mid-range hotels are grouped close to the marina. The resort makes a popular spot for Jordanians and Gulf tourists from October through March. During summer season (June-September), especially on weekends and public holidays, it is advisable to book in advance.
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