Qasr al-Kharrana, Amman

3.7
#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Amman
Built around the year 700, Qasr al-Kharrana remains one of the region's earliest examples of Islamic architecture, as well as one of its most-recognized desert castles. This site serves as a popular attraction near Amman, drawing visitors with its well-preserved limestone appearance. While touring this attraction, don't miss viewing the upstairs graffito, an engraved wall marking that dates back to 710. Make Qasr al-Kharrana part of your personalized Amman itinerary using our Amman holiday planner.
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  • From the road, it looks like just a stone block. But, pull off and around behind it to find the visitors' entrance. Then, go inside. It's beautifully preserved with some restoration. Lots of tiny deta...  more »
  • For me, it's THE desert castle not to be missed. Placed in the middle of nothing, it imposes by its size. The interior is certainly not fully restored, but it is also what makes its charm, and it is not difficult to imagine the life and activity of this commercial stronghold.
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