Umm Qais City
Greco Roman Columns in Umm Qais
Greco Roman Columns, Umm Qais
Umm Qais, Jordan
Umm Qais Fields
Umm Qais Ruins and Monuments
Greaco Roman Columns in Gadara (Umm Qais)
Greaco Roman Columns in Gadara, (Umm Qais)
Umm Qais Ruins
Ancient Theatre in Umm Qais
Umm Qais Greaco Roman City
Greaco Roman Ruins of Umm Qais
Gadara City, (Umm Qais)
Site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural centre. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome, and was once called “a new Athens” by a poet. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Gadara is known today as Umm Qais, and boasts an impressive colonnaded street, a vaulted terrace, and the ruins of two theatres. You can take in the sights and then dine on the terrace of a fine restaurant with a breathtaking view.
The Al-Himma therapeutic hot springs are located around 10km north of Umm Qais and were once highly regarded by the Romans. There are two bathing facilities: a privately-run complex, and a public bath complex, with separate timetables for men and women.