Ajloun Fort, Jerash

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Take a tour of the 12th-century ruins of Ajloun Fort, 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. Before you head to Jerash, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jerash trip itinerary maker site , to make sure you see all that Jerash has to offer, including Ajloun Fort.
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  • October 5, 2017
    It's not all that big, but if you're visiting Jerash this is well worth visiting too. The panoramic views from the old towers alone are worth the trip.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We didn't get as far as the forward before it closed and we got a quick trip around the exterior and Interior. The fortress has never been besieged by enemies, and that is understandable considering its location. Great views towards Israel and Palestine was also.
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  • September 18, 2017
    The strategically important fortress was built in 1184 AD by General Saladin. The historic importance was that it served as a military watch-post, messenger hub and to protect trade and commercial tra...  more »

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