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Umayyad Palace

Coordinates: 31°57′20″N 35°56′03″E / 31.9555°N 35.9342°E / 31.9555; 35.9342
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View of the monumental gateway
The reconstructed dome of the monumental gateway
Inside the monumental gateway
Umayyad water cistern near the palace

The Umayyad Palace (Arabic: القصر الأموي) is a large palatial complex from the Umayyad period, located on the Citadel Hill (Jabal al-Qal'a) of Amman, Jordan. Built during the first half of the 8th century, it is now largely ruined, with a restored domed entrance chamber, known as the "kiosk" or "monumental gateway".[1][2]

See also[edit]

  • Desert castles, the common English name of a series of Umayyad fortified palaces and lodges (pl. qusur, sing. qasr) from the Southern Levant.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Umayyad Palace - Amman Guide". Rough Guides.
  2. ^ Zayyadine, Fawri (2000). "ff". The Umayyads: The Rise of Islamic Art. p. 62. ISBN 9781874044352.

31°57′20″N 35°56′03″E / 31.9555°N 35.9342°E / 31.9555; 35.9342