Shobak Castle

Shobak Castle

 

Situated near Petra, it is perched on top of a hill with commanding views on every side. It is well worth a detour on your way to Petra. Built by Baldwin I in 1115 it served initially as the main residence of the Seigneur le Boutellier. Later on it became a link in the crusaders chain of castles that ran from Antioch to the Red Sea.