Salt attractions

Museum in Salt

Salt Archaeological Museum

This delightful little museum is located in a well-restored Ottoman-era building and covers the history of the Jordan Valley area with excellent information boards in English. The downstairs rooms focus on glass and…
Workshop in Salt

Salt Handicraft Training Centre

Visitors can watch weaving, pottery, mosaics and other handicrafts being made at this women’s cooperative, 3km out of town in Nageb Al Daboor district. The centre specialises in both training and production and has …
Church in Salt

Orthodox Church

Salt's historic Orthodox church is dedicated to St George. The vaulted stone interior is rich with icons, and the rood screen is carved with dragons being vanquished by the saint. The church isn't always unlocked, s…
Mosque in Salt

Ottoman Mosque

A gorgeous Ottoman mosque, overlooking the traditional market area of Souq Hammam. Non-Muslims are not allowed inside, but anyone can enjoy its traditional stone facade.
Historic Building in Salt

Muhammed Al Bashir's House

An Ottoman house with colonnaded entry, built between 1890 and 1910. It's now a traditional coffeehouse (with a tree in front).
Historic Building in Salt

English Hospital

A colonnaded hospital dating from the British Mandate period (look for the letters ‘EH’ on the green gate).
Museum in Salt

Beit Abu Jaber

A recently restored Ottoman house dating from 1886, now housing a small local-history museum.
Historic Building in Salt

Beit Muasher

A grand Ottoman house with lovely balcony columns.
Historic Building in Salt

Beit Mismar

An Ottoman residence with an impressive doorway.