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Umayyad Architecture

In the heart of Jericho, but off the beaten path, are the ruins of Hisham's Palace, an Umayyad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Talal J
New York City, New York
Excellent architectural examples

We went to Hisham's Palace this June in the afternoon, when it was around 40º C. First you see a... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
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Hisham's Palace Road, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of Jericho, but off the beaten path, are the ruins of Hisham's Palace, an Umayyad dynasty palace. You start off by watching a brief video in English, which is quite informative, followed by perusing the small museum they have set up. Then...More

Thank Talal J
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We went to Hisham's Palace this June in the afternoon, when it was around 40º C. First you see a short video about what the digs are about and the mosaics, then you walk out into some terrific examples of Umayyad period architecture. This Palace...More

1  Thank Periakka
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

As a sucker for ruins and a fan of especially the ruins in the Middle East this was quite something. Very well preserved and had it almost to myself.

Thank Pilgaardz
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The place is just amazing. full of art and stories. I think it is one of a kind which makes it a must see site.

Thank Noor_Sameer
Reviewed 25 May 2018

One of the few attractions open in Jericho when we visited. In three parts the palace, the baths and agricultural estate with an elaborate irrigation system. Ornate stone work and elabourate mosaics.Clear views of the surrounding area.

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Hisham's palace was built in the 8th century AD, but was destroyed by an earthquake. The ruins here show some wonderful Islamic art and architecture. There is a indoor museum with pottery, etc from the site and the story of the palace. Worth 2-3 hours.

2  Thank grip652
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We had a very great time visiting this place. We also saw a video and visited the museum. It is one of the greatest places to visit in our trip . People in Jericó is so nice. I recomend to come and visit this beautiful...More

1  Thank chefangie
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The palace displays the period of the Omayads in the 8 th century. Extreme power, extreme richness pare with extreme inequality In the back you find a beautiful mosaic of the tree of life. Too bad they did not find a solution to show the...More

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This site is amazing. Many, many mosaics are covered in cloth and sand for restoration. The Tree of LIfe mosaic is absolutely fantastic. To view this wonder is almost worth the time and effort. The museum is small, but tastefully done. The short video before...More

Thank BroadmeadTraveller
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Caliph Hisham's winter retreat in Jericho offers many unique qualities well worth a visit. Aside from the famed stone wheel, which is powerful and stunning, my favorite aspect of this site is seeing Muslim artwork that depicts animals and people. I didn't know that this...More

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