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Hisham's Palace

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We went there on a Friday afternoon after coming from the baptism site on the Jordan river. the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mainz, Germany
Fascinating ruins

Spent almost an hour at Hisham's Palace and loved it and I imagine this place will be even better... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Epsom, United Kingdom
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Hisham's Palace Road, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a Friday afternoon after coming from the baptism site on the Jordan river. the palace was not busy at all and we were the only visitors watching the introductory video in the movie theatre. Hisha’s Palace is an important early Islamic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AntJa2704
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Spent almost an hour at Hisham's Palace and loved it and I imagine this place will be even better once the mosaic floor opens in 2019. Started with a video describing the history of the palace before having a wander around to explore the impressive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Nice quite place, if this would have been in Rome it would have been overcrowded. The Japanese do a good job supporting the reconstruction. A lot of old stones when you are not too much into archeology. However the Rose of Jerich is nice to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bvinken
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Still being excavated. Will be more impressive when renovation and excavations are finished. At this time, wouldn’t go out of my way to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bradl336
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Well excavated palace with a prime mosaic to be unveiled in 2019. There is a couple of mosaics on site worth seeing, an example of 8th century Islamic design.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jin6x
Reviewed 26 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JodPil
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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