The palace has a clear representative axis. From the entrance gate the axis leads through a main courtyard to a basilica-shaped columned hall with a triple-arched facade, and then through a large central arch to the caliph's audience hall.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
The Umayyad palace from the mid 8th cent., close to Amman's airport, is world-famous for its carved ornamentation. Remains can be seen on the site, extensively restored in 2013.