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Hisham's Palace, Jericho

(4.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Hisham's Palace comprises a large area of ruins dating from the first caliphs in Jericho around 700 A.D. The well-preserved mosaics are astounding in quality and color and the interpretive display hel...  more »
  • The ruins of Hisham Ibn Abd al - Malik, of the 8th century Umayyad Palace, are worth a visit. Is found to some kilometers of Jericho, in those territories Palestinian. The site has been excavated, restored by the University the Sapienza of Roma. The small Museum of the place was completed in 2014 by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, all under the auspices of the Palestinian national authority. The name of the place is that of Khirbet el-Mafjar and, next to the magnificent ruins, remains one of the most beautiful mosaics in the region: the tree of life accompanied by a lion attacking a Gazelle that adorned the audience of the Palace ground. Is dazzling, beautiful, a real jewel. In addition, the attention of the Palestinians visitors deserve to stand out. I don't know if because when we visited it was winter and there were too many people or by friendly and hospitable character of these people. Was a real pleasure to aesthetic and an experience very pleasant.
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  • This is a stunning palace that is definitely worth seeing. The mosaic is beautiful. We were in Jericho for the day and our driver brought us here - definitely work the stop.  more »
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  • One of 'must see' in Palestine..... amazing place
  • Wonderful.
  • Very nice
  • Amazing history
  • In Israel? NOPE.