Umayyad Governor’s Palace – Jordan

The Umayyad Palace Amman.jpg

If you are ever planning a visit to Jordan, make your way up the Citadel Hill (Jabal al-Qal’a) to witness the beauty of the Umayyad Governor’s Palace. It was erected in the 8th century and was built on old Roman ruins. Did you know that the Umayyad dynasty once ruled Amman for a few centuries as well as a vast caliphate from modern-day Pakistan to Spain? Very impressive! As for the monument, unfortunately it is now largely ruined, but the restored domed entrance chamber, also known as the “kiosk” or “monumental gateway”, is a must see! 

Fantastic picture by Samuel Taipale.

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