Jeddah means “Grandmother” legend has
it and as actual grave that gives substance to the legend,
the Eve is buried in Jeddah. The “Bride of the
Red Sea” is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia,
situated on the Red Sea about 75 km from Makkah.
Is the only surviving building of the British Legation
in Jeddah and during world war one, it is believed that
TE Lawrence stayed here when he visited Jeddah in 1917.
The Nasif families are one of Jeddah prominent merchant
clans and in the 19th and early 20th century, it was
the most important houses in Jeddah. It was here that
Abdul Aziz spent his first night in Jeddah as the guest
of Mohammed Nasif, after he lead his victorious army
into the capital of the western province in 1925. And
the tree in the square outside the front door is now
the oldest and was once the only tree in Jeddah.
Al Shafee Mosques:
One of the oldest mosques in the city, Al Shafee Mosque
stands near the center of Al Balad and is reached most
easily via the Souq.
An open-air museum with many sculptures by famous artists
like Henri Moore, Vassarely, Cesar and others.
Abdul Raouf Museum or Private Museum
A home of cultural museum in the city, where valuable
collection were gathered. It also projects through the
collection of cultural values of the most well recognized
civilizations. The museum attractions are the mosque,
citadel façade, Saudi Arabia legacy houses, Islamic
legacy house, general legacy exhibition and world legacy
Jeddah has almost the 2nd biggest fountain in the world;
it can reach a height of 161 meters.
Jeddah Old City (Al – Balad)
Where the majority of the most spectacular sites in
Jeddah’s old town lie along the old city walls.
The wall was been demolished in 1940 but three city
gates have been reconstructed, old houses were constructed
from coral and reinforced with wood.