A glimpse about the history of Salt
During the Ottoman Empire, the city that was regarded as the provincial capital is still Jordan’s cultural hub today.
The city that most visitors to Jordan hope to visit while there is Salt, which is 35 kilometers to the west of Amman. When you first arrive in this city, you’ll notice the yellow limestone buildings along your sight, which is what makes it so unique due to its well-preserved Ottoman architecture.
Al Salt continued to be a significant location for cultural gatherings after Amman was designated as the capital of Jordan in 1946. Later, it was regarded as a significant façade for heritage.
Al Salt’s inhabitants are warm and friendly. They will assist you in whatever way they can get you where you’re going, and they might even invite you over to their homes for a fantastic Jordanian supper.
Book your visit to Al Salt with our Amman City Tour and Salt from Amman and enjoy a day full of culture and history!
Now you have chosen to spend a Day at Al Salt City, where would you go?
1- Abu Jaber House ( Historical Salt Museum)
In Salt, Abu Jaber House is the ideal place to start the day. This magnificent structure was previously the Abu Jaber family’s luxurious house. This home was formerly and is now regarded as one of the most important structures in the city. The home was converted into a museum in 2010 that depicts the history of Al Salt City from the 19th century through the 1930s.
2- Al Salt Archaeological Museum
Al Salt Archaeological Museum ought to be your next stop in this cultural city if you enjoy archaeology.
This museum is housed in one of As Salt’s most significant and historic ottoman homes, Beit Toukan (The Toukan House).
The museum’s collection, which is arranged historically, consists of artifacts from archeological sites, the majority of which were excavated in al-Balqa. Artifacts have been found from the Stone Age through the Islamic era.
3- Al Hammam Street
Join the residents of Al Salt in taking the route of their historic market street, Al Hammam Street. The 280-meter-long Al Hammam Street runs through the center of Al Salt City’s historic district.
Along the walk, you can find a variety of local stores on both sides of the street, including those selling apparel, home items, traditional crafts, food, and more.
Prepare for your next stop by grabbing your favorite souvenir.
4- The Martyrs of the Turks
You must ascend the ottoman castle’s mountain’s highest point in order to reach this location. This martyr, which dates back to the Ottoman Empire, was treasured and preserved as a remembrance of the Turkish troops who lost their lives between March 24 and March 26, 1918, protecting their motherland from the British.
In addition, a museum opened in 2009. Along with pictures of their equipment and attire from the time, images showing the bravery of the Ottoman forces in the region are on exhibit.
5- The Harmony Trail
The Harmony Trail is the best option if you want to add some flavor to your trip to Salt and go with a guide to learn more about the local holy places.
This path will give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of each holy site in this city while going with the best local guides. Salt is dotted with mosques and churches, as you’ll see.
Watch for Islamic and Christian inscriptions and symbols throughout the trail that have been incorporated into the design of historic buildings and places of worship.
Our Amman City Tour and Salt from Amman is waiting for you!
You will have the opportunity to travel to Amman and Al Salt, two of Jordan’s most significant cultural centers, during this tour.
This tour will begin in Amman, where you can take your time to discover the city’s diversity and discover more about its history. You will go to the Amman Citadel, a historic location with a long Roman and Umayyad history.
If you are excited to visit Amman, make sure to read our Top 5 attractions in Amman blog to get a glimpse of the most important locations to visit.
You will travel directly from Amman to Salt City, where you will stroll through its winding lanes and pass Turkish limestone yellow homes.
You will have the opportunity to visit a local school of crafts, where residents will produce hand-stitched fabrics and perform other local crafts in front of tourists.
Know more about our Amman City Tour and Salt from Amman and book your seat now!