Ramallah - God’s Hill in Arabic - was once a small town, visited by Palestinians in summer to enjoy the pleasant Mediterranean climate and picturesque location in the highlands. The old architecture can still be seen today in some parts of the town, hidden among the modern, multi-story buildings. Ramallah has grown into a cosmopolitan, liberal city, a place with a lot to offer in terms of cultural activities, restaurants, and nightlife.
RIWAQ’s urban architectural tour will take the visitors through the history of the city’s transformation in the 20th century. It includes visits to early mansions erected outside Ramallah’s historic center to public spaces and buildings, also these of the British Mandate period, and modern villas and houses erected between the 1950s and 1970s.