The baths are laid out exactly like Roman baths, with a large changing room, two warm rooms, and two hot rooms.

Little Palace

To the left of the main road we can find the remains of the little palace. Looking carefully the visitor might spot some intricate byzantine-inspired engravings of owls, eagles, seashells and acanthus leaves.

Main streets, colonnades and walls

At the crossroads between the North-South axis (main road) and the East-West axis, the Tetrapylons mark the four corners of the intersection, and incorporate Greek inscriptions and Corinthian capitals with Umayyad embellishing techniques. The stonework of the walls is quite noticeable with a layer of large cut blocks and layers of brick.


Just before the Great Palace lay the sparse remains of a mosque which had two entrances and a third private entrance for the exclusive use of the Caliph. The small apse indicating the location of Mecca is at the center of the southern wall.

The Great Palace

At the end of the main road stands what is left of the Great Palace. One wall and several arcades of the southern part of the Palace have been reconstructed. The Palace was rectangular and had 2 gates, one to the east and one to the west. These entrances are rectangular spaces with doors leading to a 40-m2 open courtyard.