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Jerash
Travel Guide

Jerash Archaeological Museum showing a sunset, heritage architecture and a ruin

Walk amid a citadel of Roman ruins, watch chariot races and shop in a bustling souk in this ancient Jordanian city.

Visit Jerash to experience a fascinating blend of ancient Roman history and Jordan’s modern urban life. Overtaken by Emperor Pompey in 63 B.C., Jerash flourished as one of the 10 cities of the Decapolis League of the Roman Empire. Explore superbly preserved Roman ruins in the old part of the city to appreciate its former affluence and importance. Experience its contemporary lifestyle while wandering the newer commercial streets.

The major highlight is the Roman Ruins of Jerash. Buried by an earthquake in A.D. 749, they lay hidden for over 1,000 years before being discovered by a German explorer in 1806. Today the ruins stand as a fine example of the lavish existence of Romans outside of Italy. For additional information, hire one of the guides who line up at the ticket office., built in A.D. 129 for a visit from Emperor Hadrian. Behind this gateway is the 15,000-person-capacity Hippodrome, where chariot races and parades took place. Attend a reenactment by costumed characters. Walk to the Oval Forum, famous for its ring of over 50 Ionic columns. Climb a staircase to the Temple of Zeus for a great view from above.

Stroll along the Cardo, an elegant column-framed street running the length of the ancient city. Punctuating it are the Agora marketplace, Artemis Temple and Nymphaeum fountain. Other highlights include the Southern Theatre and Northern Theatre. Browse an exhibition of coins, mosaics and glassware at the Jerash Museum.

Reach Jerash by catching a bus from Amman. Along the way, enjoy the scenery of hillsides swathed in fig, olive and plum trees. July is a good time to visit, when the Jerash Festival takes over the ruins with art expositions, ballets, folkloric dancing and live music.

Hadrian's Gate Hotel
Hadrian's Gate Hotel
3 out of 5
Hadrian's Gate Hotel, 20, Jarash, Jerash, Jerash Governorate
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is steps away from Hadrian's Arch, Hippodrome and Jerash Archaeological Museum. Nymphaeum and Oval Forum ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"This simple hotel is clean, welcoming, and directly across the street from the Roman Ruins! There's no need for a car here. Taxis between Amman or the airport are plentiful and affordable."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Hadrian's Gate Hotel
Apartment Ground Floor
Apartment Ground Floor
3.5 out of 5
Jordan jarsh., Jarsh, Jerash, Jerash Governorate
Situated in Jerash, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nymphaeum, Oval Forum and South Theater. Jerash Temple of Artemis and Hippodrome are also within ...
Apartment Ground Floor
The Olive Branch Hotel
The Olive Branch Hotel
3 out of 5
Guzn Al-Zaytoon Road, Jerash
Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of South Theater, Nymphaeum, and Jerash Temple of Artemis. Oval Forum and ...
3.8/5Good! (40 reviews)
Ok cheap
"About a 2- 3 star hotel. Ok for a night we could not find another hotel in area. Clean, could improve room if it had a fridge and coffee making facilities. Food ok but limited."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

The Olive Branch Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Royal Luxury Apartments & studios
The Royal Luxury Apartments & studios
3 out of 5
Between 7th & 8th Circle, Next to Cozmo Mall, Amman
The price is £35 per night from 21 Jul to 21 Jul
Situated in Amman, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Baraka Mall and The Galleria Mall. Embassy of Taiwan and Embassy of the United States are ...
3.5/5Good! (11 reviews)
"This is not a hotel. There is no sign indicating where it is and the location on the map is wrong. We called the person and he came and picked up at our current hotel. Did not accept credit card, no indication about that on the Expedia site. This was an extended stay and we had cash for the first ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2019

The Royal Luxury Apartments & studios
Apartment Ground Floor
Apartment Ground Floor
3.5 out of 5
Jordan jarsh., Jarsh, Jerash, Jerash Governorate
Situated in Jerash, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nymphaeum, Oval Forum and South Theater. Jerash Temple of Artemis and Hippodrome are also within ...
Apartment Ground Floor
1955 Heart Of Jerash
1955 Heart Of Jerash
Abulubbad Road, Jerash, Jarash Governorate
The price is £81 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nymphaeum, Jerash Temple of Artemis and Hippodrome. Hadrian's Arch and Jerash Archaeological ...
1955 Heart Of Jerash
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.