Petra, Amman and Wadi Rum, those all are the famous places travelers visit when they come to Jordan. However, there is a nearby city that everyone doesn’t know it exists! Al-Salt!
I mentioned Al-Salt before in My places to visit in Jordan but I thought I should give you an in-depth view of this old city!
Al-Salt city was the old highway that connected Palestine and Jordan, both countries were more than just neighbors. This city holds up a lot of memories and history, you will get a certain feeling as you walk by, It’s like being in another era.
Most asked question: Does Al-Salt contain Salt? NO, it does not!
The heritage trail
Al-Salt municipality estabiled a heritage trail that you can follow to see all of the historical places there. The streets are narrow but beautiful, the people are so nice and welcoming.
My most lovable places there are:
It is a very small yet spiritual church, It was built since 1682! I love the feeling of entering a church or a mosque, a place where I can find peace and love.
The church is built inside of a cave and legends say that every wish you hope for comes true in Al-Khader Church.
If you ever visited Nablus in Palestine you will feel exactly the same vibe in Al-Salt, my Nablusy friends feel like home while walking there! the houses, the streets and even the people are similar.
Nablusi house is a old house open to public to walk around, people from Palestine still live there and they are the cutest.
My favorite place in Salt is Best Aziz, You will have an amazing view that over look the old city, Actually Salt is famous with the color of it’s houses a yellow/honey color that you can see from Best Aziz.
Beit Aziz was actually an old house that turned to a cafe, such a beautiful and a cozy atmosphere to be in. The workers are so welcoming and you will enjoy your time there.
Zeina Tip: In front of Beit Aziz there is an open space that is perfect for taking photos.
Sixty Street ( Al-Steen)
The most famous landscape in Salt is 60 street! almost everyone in the city goes out in the weekend and enjoy a peaceful night with Narjeela there.
You can also see Palestine from 60′ street!
There are small ” shops kinda” that sells Narjeela, Tea and coffee and it’s pretty cheap! I totally recommend to go there with a Local cause they will know the best stops!
If you are searching for something different and interesting, then Salt is your absolute destination! I hope you you liked this post and found a new place to visit!!
Have you ever been to Jordan?
An Iraqi/ Hijabi Travel blogger. Trying to make a difference! I want to empower women and Iraqis in specific.
However, I faced a lot of obstacles because of my Passport, I don’t have the luxury to travel to many countries, but I will continue to believe in myself and the world.