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Ajloun Fort, Jerash

(3.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Ajloun Fort part of your personalized Jerash itinerary using our Jerash holiday planner.
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  • Castle built by a nephew of Saladin to end of the century XII to stop the advance of the United Christian of Jerusalem, to early of the century XIII passes to hands of them rompers (Egyptian) and to end of that period is conquered and destroyed partially by them Mongolian, inhabited until the century 19th, currently is is restoring but is can visit as work military is austere but retains some views impressive that in days clear is sees the Valley Jordan
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  • It was a stronghold in the time of the Crusades. Its location is of an importance vital to the defense of this region, not there is rather than see his vision enviable of 360 °. From above, there is no possibility of rapprochement by surprise. Inside there is a sort of Museum unimportant that teaches some trinkets of her time. Its conservation is optimal, if it does not come with time we leave, its value is testimonial.
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  • The entrance pass is included in the Jordan River, is affordable but without it with 3 JD. The castle itself is rather unspectacular in my eyes (like any other Castle even if you are not interested in extraordinary dimensions for castles). The prospect is worth a look but definitely when to stop just nearby. Extra go as the main goal I would not recommend but, why only 4 stars.
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