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Art Destination Jordan is a web guide on contemporary art, design, art history and archaeology.

Informative photo tours with interactive maps recommend walks and itineraries, also providing orientation on-site. Special features present selected museums, art centres, historical and archaeological sites.

Recent additions and special tips:

Already included destinations

Amman

Amman

Art walks, museums, heritage sites,
art spaces, selected art events

Legendary Petra

Legendary Petra

Highlights, hidden treasures,
and lesser known routes

Jerash - Gerasa

Jerash - Gerasa

The best-preserved late
antique city in the Middle East

Gadara - Umm Qais

Gadara - Umm Qais

Decapolis city with Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman buildings

Desert Castles Tour

Desert Castles Tour

A visual informative tour from
Amman to six Umayyad retreats

Madaba - City of Mosaics

Madaba - City of Mosaics

World famous map of the Holy Land,
spirit of the Sea, and other mosaics

Umm er-Rasas - Kastron Mefa'a

Umm er-Rasas

Roman, Bizantine ruins and mosaics, UNESCO World Heritage

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

Desert ecosystem of outstanding beauty and unique cultural treasures

Following an ancient route, the road winds south of Amman through some of Jordan's most spectacular landscapes passing by a wealth of historical sites.

City of Mosaics. World famous is the mosaic map of the Holy Land, and there are also other spectacular mosaics, mostly created in the 6th/7th century.

Peak from where Moses saw the Promised Land, and where he died. Memorial with architectural remains and outstanding Byzantine mosaics.

Site of the ancient town of Nebo with Byzantine churches, and one of the finest mosaics in Jordan, with daily life depictions, including wine making.

Roman, Byzantine and early Muslim ruins from the 3rd to 9th centuries. Excellent mosaic floors, and a unique stylite tower. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The famous Crusader stronghold and later Mamluk fortress on the King's Highway, is an impressive example of military architecture.

Ecological and sustainable cultural tourism in one of the best preserved ancient mining areas in the world.

Originally called Montreal, it was the first Crusader fortress in a line of strongholds in the territory East of the river Jordan.

Preserved Nabataean temple on the King’s Highway and adjoining village ruins. Site of the elaborately carved façade displayed in the Jordan Museum

Nabataean temple ruins atop of Jabal et-Tannur. Important pilgrimage place from the 2nd cent. BC to mid-4th cent. AD.

Around Ajloun

Around Ajloun

Contemporary architecture, Muslim fortress, and Byzantine pilgimage site

Iraq al-Amir Tour

Iraq al-Amir Tour

Through the fertile Wadi al-Seer to Qasr al-Abd, and other attractions

As-Salt

As-Salt

Historic city with yellow sandstone architecture from Ottoman times

Overview map

Map and list of all the sites


Resources by the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), our partner:

Recommendations for cultural travellers: Contemporary art, art history, architecture, design, cultural heritage

Web guide, including informative photo tours with interactive maps and special presentations of venues, sites, events

Jordan Tourism BoardIn cooperation with the
Jordan Tourism Board

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