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The eighth-century castle built on a desert caravan road is most famous for its ornate baths.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most amazing architectural palaces of the Jordan desert. It is called "Quseir" meaning small palace. Quseir Amra which was built in the 8th century is a small pleasure palace that has a reception hall and a bath complex, all its compartments are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very old bathhouse. Very interesting wall decorations, some of them even hilariusly weird. Not bad if you pass by this area to check out.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank XPseemore
Reviewed 5 June 2019

Not only are the frescoes amazing, there is a well-documented museum on site. The museum explains the importance of the local oasis for this site and it explains from a Jordanian/Muslim perspective what's going on with the apparently secular, even naked, images in the frescoes....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019

Qasr Amra, one bathhouse with wonderful frescoes, which need renovation of course, but it was good visible in any case. For those frescoes, between other, Amra is unique in the world and therefore in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, in Azraq, I met two Italian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

Visiting this desert castle, which is less than an hour’s drive from Amman, was truly an amazing experience. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site which was built during the 8th century. It is at one level, very well preserved and the inside frescoes on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 April 2019

A little far from Amman, but well worth a visit to this ancient bath house for the rare Muslim frescoes that depicts people and animals. The "guards" may try to give you a tour in exchange for tips, maybe worth it in this place so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank teddy1014
Reviewed 14 April 2019

It is located in a remote desert area, and was probably a hunting cottage for the members of the Umayyad dinasty (661-750). It is a small place, and not very significant from outside. There are bigger desert castles (Mshatta in Jordan, two Hir castles in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

It’s a Unesco Heritage sight and one of the stops on the Desert Loop out of Amman. It is all that remains of what was a much bigger complex and it has been considerably restored having been damaged in one of Jordan’s earthquakes. There are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 29 March 2019

We drove 92 km east from our Mosaic City Hotel in Madaba. The access is via a series of freeways ending with busy Route 40, joining a constant flow of laden tractor trailers on the way to Baghdad. After showing our Jordan Pass, a friendly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

We spent a week in Jordan (except Amman & the north): everywhere friendly, helpful people. Our guide was Moubarak who let us in even though they were closing. He gave us a whirlwind tour of the palace and explained the unique plumbing and heating system....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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