Hisham's Palace, Jericho

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Walk among the remains of Hisham's Palace, a palace from the first half of the 8th century as you magine it in its full glory. The complex has three main parts: the palace, the bath complex, and the agricultural estate. Learn about the Umayyad period art from the palace's decorative elements, and visit the remains of two mosques. You will see many mosaics, but the most famous one is the exquisite mosaic featuring the Tree of Life in the bath complex of the audience room. Add Hisham's Palace to your Jericho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jericho trip maker app .
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  • 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 vi...  more »
  • Beautiful excavation. If you start with the video presentation you have a good picture to watch during the route around the grounds. Also the multilingual signs highlights are very enlightening. Too bad there's not that much more of what is found is is exhibited on the site, but the mosaics are very beautiful.
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  • 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 the...  more »
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  • Great place to visit to see mosaic floor and what was once a great palace then destroyed by an earth quake. Best seen with a tour guide.
  • A beautiful place to visit in Jericho, it’s a pity that there is garbage everywhere there is no one to look out at the archeology site so I saw local visitors damage some place throw more garbage and damage the structure (there was a group of men climbing the window), if the cultural heritage is destroyed then tourist will not have reasons to go there...
  • Tree of Life mosaic is a must to see in Jericho.
  • Very nice historic place
  • Amazing mosaic carpet.

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