Discover the Med Pearls destinations: Al-Salt, a city of love, tolerance and culture.
Situated in the Balqa highland to the Northwest of Amman, the capital of Jordan, Al-Salt sits proudly on the three mountains of Jada'a, Qala'a and Salalem. This striving city is no stranger to breathtaking views, sheer beautiful nature, distinctive architecture and culture.
During the course of the years, Al-Salt has been generous enough to be a home for various cultures like the Romans, the Byzantines and the Mamuk civilization. The remains of these architectural styles are still evident today, like with the distinctive yellow sandstone buildings, the Italian frescoed ceilings of several mansions, the Roman Tombs, and the Citadel, all of which provide you great and diverse options to indulge in slow tourism. Moreover, it was during the Ottoman rule that Al-Salt flourished, for it had been the regional capital of the Ottoman Empire. It was established it to be a regional administrative capital, and an encouraged settlement for people from other parts of their empire. Because of these, Al-Salt enjoyed one of its most prosperous periods.
But its not only beauty, nature and aesthetics that makes Al-Salt remarkable. It is the authentic society, based on affection, tolerance, brotherhood and love that makes it truly unique. It is no wonder that UNESCO decided to add this marvel to its world heritage list, labeling it as "the city of tolerance and civilized hospitality".
In conclusion, this cozy ancient town is a perfect destination for slow tourism. When you visit it, you will feel the lively streets and get greeted by the hospitable warm locals. You will never forget the enjoyable experience of strolling down both sides of the hills, or visiting the local market, while never having enough Levantine inspired delicious cuisine. Welcome to Al-Salt!
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