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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  • Beautiful archaeological site at Jericho must see the tree of life a beautiful mosaic Also passing through we saw the famous Zacchaeus ' Sycamore
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  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A great architectural site. But the mosaic, which is the main attraction has been covered up and is inaccessible to visitors as some renovation is going on the very site of the mosaic. Do pay a visit. As of April 24, 2018 the taxi fair from Jericho city centre or Jericho bus stop is 15 shekel. Do buy postcards of the mosaic from the site.😁
  • Beautiful old Palace showing hiw was the good Life for the ancient Umayyad
  • 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 national musium. Very good
  • 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...
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