Montreal Castle

Montreal Castle

Montreal Castle, also called Shoubak or Shawbak, is a Crusader castle. The ruins are located in modern town of Shoubak in Jordan. The castle was built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem during his expedition to the area where he captured Aqaba on the Red Sea in 1116 AD.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Ma’an Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Crusaders

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Crusader & Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Shaubak Castle (Montreal)

Date of Submission: 2001

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