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Qasr al-Mushatta - Things to Know Before Visiting

Amman, Jordan

Old Ruins

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About Qasr al-Mushatta

Ruin of an Umayyad winter palace, part of a string of castles, palaces and caravanserais known collectively in Jordan as the Desert Castles. Though much of the ruins can still be found in the site, the most striking feature of the palace, its facade, has been removed and is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

Attractions Near Qasr al-Mushatta

Madaba Archaeological Park
Madaba Archaeological Park20.44km from Qasr al-Mushatta

Established to preserve and make accessible to the public archaeological remains from Roman times and several valuable Byzantine mosaic floors.

St George's Greek Orthodox Church
St George's Greek Orthodox Church20.57km from Qasr al-Mushatta

The Madaba Map, also known as the Madaba Mosaic Map, is part of a floor mosaic in the church. The Madaba Map is of the Middle East, and part of it contains the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem. It dates to the 6th century AD.

Royal Tank Museum
Royal Tank Museum20.62km from Qasr al-Mushatta

20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order. It features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles.

The Jordan Museum
The Jordan Museum24.37km from Qasr al-Mushatta

Largest museum in Jordan hosting the country's most important archaeological findings. The museum presents artifacts from various prehistoric archaeological sites in Jordan, including the 7500 BC Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization.

Roman Nymphaeum Amman
Roman Nymphaeum Amman24.61km from Qasr al-Mushatta

Roman Nymphaeum Amman is a partially preserved Roman public fountain believed to have contained a 600 square meters pool which was three meters deep. The nymphaeum was built in the 2nd century CE and it was continuously refilled with water.

Roman Theatre
Roman Theatre24.65km from Qasr al-Mushatta

6,000 seat second-century Roman theatre. It dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia.

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Amman Governorate
Amman Governorate
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The land covered by the Amman Governorate has been inhabited since the prehistoric age, ruins of civilizations as early as 7250 BC have been discovered in the area. Capital of Jordan- Amman is located in this province.