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Culture of Jeddah. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Al Balad Bridge Jeddah is an incredibly beautiful port city, a popular beach resort and world-renowned center of pilgrimage. Al-Balad district is considered the oldest part of the city. First buildings in its territory began to appear as early as in the 5th century. Today tourists have a unique opportunity to see beautiful buildings and palaces of different epochs. Such a huge number of places of interest is impossible to find in any other city of the country. Among the buildings located in the historic quarter you will find many buildings made of coral blocks that are traditional for Saudi Arabia. These unique buildings are protected by state and are of a great cultural value.
Jeddah will never disappoint fans of haute cuisine. Fans of various culinary trends will easily find a suitable place to dine in this wonderful city. Byblos is one of the most famous … Open
Without a doubt, Nasif and Sharbatly mansions are the most striking architectural monuments of the city. Several centuries ago they belonged to families of noble merchants. These magnificent palaces simply amaze visitors with their unique architectural style and rich decoration of the inner premises. The historic district of Jeddah is surrounded by modern quarters with high-rise office centers and shopping complexes. Such a contrast makes the city even more original.
The modern part of Jeddah is home to numerous interesting attractions such as Municipality Museum. The building which houses the museum was built in the beginning of the 20th century and is also made of coral blocks. Numerous halls of the museum exhibit a rich collection of historical artifacts, important documents and maps. Copyright
Interesting and multifaceted religious traditions of the local people have found reflection in various spheres of their life. The locals are very sensitive to their customs and they do all … Open
Abdel Raouf Hasan Khalil Museum is a no less attractive cultural institution. This museum will surely attract fans of art. Its main exhibits are old paintings and tapestries. The age of some of them is up to five hundred years. The museum often hosts exhibitions of contemporary art, during which young artists present their works. Jeddah Museum is a great place to see priceless archaeological finds. The collection of the museum is regularly updated with new artifacts.
Floating Mosque, Jeddah An old Christian cemetery is one more important object of excursions. The cemetery was closed in the middle of the previous century. According to one version, "the tomb of Eve" is located here, so each year the city is visited by a huge number of pilgrims who come to the place of burial of the mankind’s foremother. Because of a huge number of interesting monuments Jeddah is often called "the city of statues". There are more than four hundred different monuments in Jeddah. One of the most famous of them is the fountain located opposite to El-Salam Palace. The height of the fountain’s jets is up to 312 meters. This is the highest fountain in the world.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Jeddah and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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Unique spots in Jeddah and near

Al-Haram Mosque

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
Recently, the adjacent territory was also reconstructed for carrying out the religious events. Only 2.5 million people can be found within the mosque and the adjacent squares. The huge popularity of the religious monument has brought to the perfection of the surrounding infrastructure, near the mosque is the largest skyscraper complex in the world - located Abraj Al Bait Towers. In some towers are the chic hotels, from whose rooms one can enjoy the panorama of one of the most majestic religious buildings … Read further

Tower Abraj al-Bait

From the series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
One of six towers is occupied by the hotel, which annually welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims arriving to Mecca from all over the world. The architectural complex is home to the upscale shopping center and hundreds of stores; its large-scale infrastructure includes parking for 800 cars and two helipads. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Saudi Arabia

The Medina is also closed to adherents of religions other than Islam. This is due to the fact that Medina is the second Holy City of Muslims. The prophet Muhammad also lived and preached here. The al-Masjid al-Nabawi Mosque is the place of his burial. The style in which the mosque is built has become canonical for mosques around the world. Muhammad settled in this place after performing the Hijra. He started the construction of the mosque. The first mosque was open. It was a large courtyard that was a place of prayer, a religious school, and a community center. This building was subsequently rebuilt several times. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Jeddah

Culture guide to Jeddah. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Jeddah: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Jeddah. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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