Um Qays

Um Qays is a small village in northern Jordan containing the site of the ancient city of Gadara. Nowadays, it is considered one of the most attractive tourism sites in Jordan

Situated in the extreme north-west of the country, perched on a hilltop 378 meters above sea level, it is a city of endless secrets and history and of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis; and according to the Bible, the spot where Jesus (pbuh) cast out the Devil from two demoniacs (mad men) into a herd of pigs (Mathew 8:28-34).


“To you passerby I say as you are now I was and as I am now you will be, enjoy your life because you are mortal”, (Arabius)


Containing 3 amphitheaters, a nymphaeum, museum, an ottoman village, a basilica this is a city that you don’t want to miss, especially the marvelous view of the Sea of Galilee (Tiberius Lake) overlooking 3 countries: Jordan, Syria and Palestine.


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