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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. Use our Jericho vacation trip planner to visit Hisham's Palace on your trip to Jericho, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Well worth a visit to the old ruins of the palace. They are well maintained and there is plenty of information in English. Mainly there are old foundations, but be sure to also see a great mosaic. Als...  more »
  • I went to visit Hisham's Palace to see the mosaic floor and get a flavour of the history about this place. Not much to see there now as the obviously the place has more ruins than landmarks, but i was...  more »
  • Don't go if you expect to see the grand mosaic. Today it was fully covered in sand, apparently a protective awning is planned some time in the future. Viewing of the famous Tree of Life is suboptimal ...  more »
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  • One of 'must see' in Palestine..... amazing place
  • Very ancient place
  • Great
  • No respect for the historical monuments
  • Wonderful.

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