Umm Qais Museum, Umm Qais

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Take in views of the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, and Syria from Umm Qais Museum, housing artifacts that span several empires. Housed in a renovated 19th-century building, the museum stores items traced back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Take a tour of the site to view the permanent collection of coins, mosaics, and pottery. Explore the inner courtyard, where you will find several statues, before touring the museum's surrounding gardens. To visit Umm Qais Museum and get the most from your holiday in Umm Qais, create itinerary details personal to you using our Umm Qais journey maker app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Many visitors come to Umm Qais on day trips from the capital, Amman, roughly 110 kilometres (68 mi) to the south, to see its extensive ruins and enjoy its panoramic views. The Sea of Galilee and Tiber...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    This site is in good condition, but it could be better. From the site it is possible to see the Golan Heights, the Syria... Especially do not succumb to the nickname offers guides who offer a better view elsewhere. It's a scam!
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  • September 23, 2017
    I especially like the location of this museum, with the beautiful view over the Lake of Galilee and the surrounding mountains. The old Roman and Byzantine remains are also impressive, but I think ther...  more »
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  • April 17, 2017
    Given how ancient it is. I cant say other than thos is an excellent place
  • September 30, 2016
    Nice place for a visit. It's beautiful and the museum is good. Worth a visit.
  • July 5, 2017
    Not bad
  • August 3, 2016
    very beautiful museum and the museum is a Heritage house (Al- Rousan house ) located above the high Acropolis of the ancient ( Jadara) city (Um Qais)
  • June 17, 2016
    Amazing place I advise everyone to visit

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Visitors come to Umm Qais almost exclusively on day trips, as few accommodations exist in the immediate area. About 125 km (77 mi) to the south, the capital of Amman offers an extensive range of hotels, as well as a good selection of rental apartments that cater to different budgets and tastes. Alternatively, you can explore campsites and guesthouses in the town of Ajloun, about 60 km (37 mi) to the south. If your plans include crossing into Israel or Golan Heights, nearby towns just over the border have rooms and guesthouses.
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