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Raghadan Palace
In Amman’s old quarter, Raghadan Palace was the first of many Crown properties to be built in the Royal Hashemite Court compound. Designed by Lebanese architect Saadedinne Chatella and built in 1926 as the residence of King Abdullah I and his family, the ornate palace is designed in traditional Islamic architecture style, with stained glass windows inspired by Jerusalem’s iconic al-Aqsa Mosque. Built from stone sourced from the Jordanian town of Ma’an, Raghadan Palace is also famous for its ornate woodwork and Throne Room ceiling fresco. 

Renovated in the 1980s after a fire, you may recognize the Throne Room from the newspapers: it’s where King Abdullah II hosts royalty and Heads of State like Barack Obama for important meetings and ceremonies. 

“Raghadan” means “the very best life,” and the palace even has its own galleried prayer hall, al-Maar al A’la, on the ground floor. Basman Palace, the offices of the current king, is also in the court compound, as is Al-Qasr Al-Sagheer where Queen Rania works from. Just outside the palace, you’ll recognize the Raghadan Flagpole — standing 416 feet tall, the flag can be seen from 12 miles away, making it one of the tallest flagpoles in the world.

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In Amman’s old town, Jordan’s royal court is close to the railway station near Marka Airport.
Address: Amman, Jordan
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Private Amman City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath

See the highlights of ancient and modern Amman on this private half-day city tour. Traveling by private, air-conditioned vehicle with a private guide, discover the many different faces of Jordan’s capital, from its dusty classical ruins to vibrant markets and the upscale malls of the modern city. See top Amman attractions including the stunning Roman amphitheater, King Abdullah Mosque, and the ruins and archaeological museum of the hilltop Citadel. Upgrade to finish with a lunch of delicious ‘mezze’ (small dishes) or lunch followed by a pampering Turkish bath experience.
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