Desert palaces in Jordan...artistic paintings and ancient historical stories

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Weather of Arabia - In the depths of the vast deserts of Jordan, you will find some amazing natural gems that carry within them stories in which historical civilizations blend with environmental challenges.

Discover desert palaces in Jordan

Mshatta Palace

Al-Mushta Palace is one of the desert palaces built by the Umayyads. It is located approximately 32 km southwest of Amman. It was built by the Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid bin Yazid in 744 AD. It is surrounded by a square-shaped wall 144 meters long and contains 25 circular towers.

Al-Harrana Palace/Al-Kharrana

The name of the palace goes back to the area in which it is located, Wadi al-Harrana, and this square fort was built during the reign of Al-Walid bin Abdul-Malik. The palace has been restored several times due to successive colonial empires. The palace is located on the international road leading to Azraq. Visitors can enter this fort to explore it and live the atmosphere of the Middle Ages!

Amra Palace

Qasr Amra, or Qusayr Amra, was built by the Umayyad Caliph Yazid ibn Abd al-Malik, who is considered the sixth Umayyad caliph. It is believed that the purpose behind the construction of the palace was for hunting reasons. Visiting Qasr Amra is a unique experience in itself, thanks to the sculptures and wall drawings preserved to this day! It has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1985 AD

Burqa Palace

It was built by the Romans to control fresh water sources, which is why the palace contains irrigation canals that reach all rooms and facilities. Burqa Desert Palace is located in Mafraq Governorate and is waiting for your visit!

Hallabat Palace

One of the most important and distinctive archaeological sites in the Middle East, it was built by the Romans as a small fortress to protect the Nova Trajana road. It was conquered in 106 AD and was part of the Limas Arabicas, the name given to the Arabian Peninsula at that time. The palace was expanded in the fourth century AD and was protected by four towers, most likely during the reign of Emperor Dicoltian.

Hammam Al Sarh Palace

Hammam al-Sarh Palace is also known as the Eastern Hallabat Palace, and is located in the city of Zarqa, north of Amman, the capital of Jordan. This Hammam Palace was built by Caliph Hisham bin Abdul Malik at the beginning of the eighth century AD

Al-Touba Palace

The Umayyad Tuba Palace preserved a large part of its structure despite its exposure to weather factors and destruction. It is located on the commercial road linking Balqa and the Arabian Peninsula. According to historians, the palace was built during the reign of Al-Walid bin Yazid.

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