The Museum of Popular Tradition, even if you are not interested in this kind of things, still worth a visit. Situated in Al-Jdeide quarter, it is sheltered in Beit Ajiqbash, a beautiful decorated house of the 17th century. Each room has a different collection: an exhibition of guns from the ancient till the crusader and the Ottoman’s era, the bride’s room with her dresses and all her dowry or the craftsmen’s room are only some of them. Admission 75SP. Open 8.30-2pm Wednesday-Monday.
The museum is situated in the old house Beit Ajiqbash, which was built by a wealthy Christian family in 1757. In the rooms around the courtyard are artefacts displayed and scenes with dolls wearing traditional clothes. Here you can see old weapons, inlaid wood furniture, jewellery and copper pots and plates. The museum is also worth visiting just to see the house, which is built in a traditional Arab style. In the centre is a courtyard with fruit trees and a fountain, and around the doors are bands of black and white stone. It is a very pleasant place to sit in and relax. I really like this kind of courtyards.
Entrance fee was 75 SP (June 2005).
The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
It is open between 8.30am - 2pm.
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