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General Information about Jerash

Jerash is an ancient city located in northern Jordan. It was founded by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC and then conquered by the Romans in 63 BC.

It is known for its Roman ruins, which include the theater, the Temple of Zeus, the market square, and the Arch of Triumph. 

It is also famous for its architecture, including colonnades, mosaics, and public fountains. Jerash is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination in Jordan.

The Ancient History of Jerash

Jerash is an ancient city with a rich history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. and 3rd century A.D. It was founded by the Greeks as a Hellenistic city and then conquered by the Romans in 63 BC. During Roman times, Jerash became an important commercial and cultural center and expanded with the construction of public buildings, baths, theaters, and temples.

In the 6th century AD, Jerash was invaded by the Persians and later by the Arabs, resulting in conversion to Islam and the decline of the city. Over the centuries, Jerash suffered from earthquakes and looting, and much of the city was abandoned and hidden underground until its rediscovery in the 1920s.

Today, the ruins of Jerash are an important tourist site and a reminder of the region's rich history. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attract thousands of visitors each year.

Not-to-be-missed Attractions in Jerash

Jerash is an ancient Greek city in Jordan that is known for its Roman-era ruins.

The Triumphal Arch is a Roman monument that was built in honor of Emperor Hadrian. There is also the Roman Theater that could seat over 2,000 spectators.

The heart of the ancient city was the Forum, where political and commercial activities took place. The North Colonnade is an impressive row of marble columns surrounding a square. The Nymphaeum was a decorative fountain that used to provide fresh water to the city.

Religious temples include the Basilica, a Christian temple dating from the 6th century, and the Byzantine Church also built in the 6th century.

Culture in Jerash

Jerash is a city with a rich history and culture, which has been influenced by different civilizations over the centuries. The culture in Jerash is deeply influenced by Greek and Roman times, as well as Byzantine and Arabic times. 

Festivals in Jerash

Jerash is known for its impressive Roman ruins and vibrant culture, including several festivals that take place in the city throughout the year. Here are two of the most important festivals in Jerash:

  1. Jerash Festival: this is the largest and most famous festival in the ancient city, held in the city's Roman theater. The festival includes live music, dance, and theater, as well as exhibitions of local handicrafts and traditional food.
  2. International Dance and Music Festival: brings together artists from around the world to celebrate music and dance in Jerash. The festival includes performances of folk dances, classical and contemporary music, and other art forms.

These festivals are unique opportunities to experience Jerash's vibrant culture and connect with its rich history. They are also a fun and entertaining way to explore the city and its surroundings while enjoying live performances and exhibits.

Jerash Gastronomic Offerings

The gastronomy in Jerash is influenced by Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine and is characterized by spicy, vegetarian, and meat-based dishes. We recommend some of its most traditional dishes:

Mansaf is a traditional Jordanian dish made with goat or lamb meat, rice, nuts, and raisins, there is also the Kebab which is a dish of marinated lamb or chicken meat grilled on a grill, served with rice, salads, and pita bread.

As for foods that can be considered fast food and found in any street stall is the shawarma which consists of lamb or chicken rolled in pita bread with lettuce, tomato, onion, and sauces, and the falafel which are fried balls of chickpeas and served in pita bread with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Baklava is a popular dessert in Jerash consisting of layers of thin puff pastry filled with walnuts and covered with honey.

There are many restaurants and food stalls in Jerash offering these and other traditional dishes, making it easy for visitors to enjoy delicious local food. In addition, visitors can also find fresh produce at the local market, such as fruits and vegetables, which are used in many of these dishes.

How to Get to Jerash

There are several ways to reach Jerash from different parts of the country and the world. 

The closest airport to Jerash is the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, which is about 60 kilometers from the city. From there, you can take a cab or bus to the ancient city.

There are also regular buses that travel from Amman to Jerash, and there are also bus services from other places in Jordan.

Cabs can be found in Amman and elsewhere in Jordan that offer travel services to Jerash, but these are not usually an economical option.

It is possible to rent a car and drive to Jerash, which can be a convenient and flexible way to explore the city and its surroundings.

Overall, Jerash is easily accessible from many locations in Jordan and is a popular destination for travelers looking to explore the Roman ruins and local culture.

What to See and Do in Jerash

Jerash is a popular tourist site for travelers every year, due to its history and archaeology as well as its natural beauty.

Located close to other destinations of interest such as Madaba and Amman you will find these destinations in the different travel packages we offer to Jerash. 

Are you looking for an ancient city? Are you interested in visiting the most fascinating archaeological ruins? Do you want to be impressed by its beautiful landscapes? Would you like to visit places full of history and culture?

If your answer is "yes", in Greca we offer you tour packages to the ancient city of Jerash, which you will be able to adapt to your needs and time.

What are you waiting for to find the trip of your dreams? Find the tour package that best suits you!

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When is the best time to travel to Jerash?

The best months are April, May, October, and September as the weather is warm enough to walk in the sun without suffering from heat stroke.

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Is it safe to travel to Jerash?

Yes, it is a quiet and safe place.

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What can I pay with in Jerash?

Many places accept credit or debit cards, but we recommend having local money, the local currency in Jerash is the Jordanian Dinar.

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Is it possible to eat in the city?

Of course! During the tour you will find places where you can buy something to eat.

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