Top 10 Places to Visit in Amman

By Admin | Last Updated January 09, 2020

Roman Theatre

Amman, Jordan

An impressive monument in Amman, the Roman Theatre was built in the 2nd century AD by the Romans, with a capacity of about 6000 people. Restored spectacularly by the Jordanians. An ideal place for photography, both in the morning or evening. Concerts, events and performances are held regularly now. There are two heritage museums in the same premises also.

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Temple of Hercules

Amman, Jordan

The Temple of Hercules is a photographer’s paradise. Sitting atop the Amman Citadel, it celebrates Hercules, though only three fingers and an elbow remain of a grand marble statue. Many coins bearing the images of Hercules have been found at the site. The ruins of the temple suggest the magnanimity of the construction.

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The Duke's Diwan

Amman, Jordan

Unknown to and unheard by many local people in Amman, the Duke’s Diwan is a slice of Jordanian history. It is an initiative of a wealthy Jordanian, Mamdouh Bisharat, whose only goal is to preserve Jordan’s culture and heritage. The nearing century old building has changed many hands over the years but has managed to retain its originality.

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Wild Jordan Center

Amman, Jordan

Located in downtown Amman, the Wild Jordan Center commands a panoramic view of Amman, the Raghadan Flagpole and the Citadel. Meeting halls, conference centers, cafes, restaurants, boutique hotel, spaces for exhibition, office spaces, gift shop – the Center has it all. Workshops, meetings, exhibitions, private functions are held here. The socio-economic development of the locals is the primary concern here.

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Umayyad Palace

Amman, Jordan

Perched on top of the Jabal-al-Qal’a (as the Amman Citadel is called by the locals), the Umayyad Palace shares space with the Temple of Hercules. The site has been occupied since the Neolithic age. The domed entrance is the first to be noticed. You will get spectacular views of Amman from the Palace grounds.

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King Abdullah I Mosque

Amman, Jordan

A classic case of Islamic architecture, the King Abdullah I mosque is surrounded by the Parliament, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice buildings. The grand mosque is the result of the love of a grandson for his grandfather. Visitors of all religions are welcomed into the mosque. A small museum is housed in the mosque.

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The Jordan Museum

Amman, Jordan

The Jordan Museum is relatively new but houses some of the ancient and old artifacts from over two million years. All the important archaeological discoveries in Jordan are to be found here. The Ain Ghazal statues, the Dead Sea Scrolls, a copy of Mesha Stele may be the major attractions but there are other important artifacts too.

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Rainbow Street

Amman, Jordan

Amman is not a pedestrian friendly city. Walking is not a leisure activity here. But this changes in the Rainbow Street. You can walk here, dine, drink and shop too. This street is somewhat flat considering Amman is built on hills. Amman’s top attractions are in close proximity to Rainbow Street. The night life is also spectacular.

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Royal Automobile Museum

Amman, Jordan

A visit to the Royal Automobile Museum is a must for both the car enthusiast and the common tourist. King Hussein’s private collection showcases cars, motorbikes, photos, video footage and much more. You can learn about the history of the Kingdom of Jordan from the displayed cars which covers a period of about 100 years.

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Mount Nebo

Amman, Jordan

Famous as the Biblical location from where Moses was given a view of “The Promised Land”, Mount Nebo is visited by Christians and others alike. The panoramic views from the top, as seen by Moses, are simply breathtaking – Dead Sea, Jordan River, the West Bank and even Jerusalem. See the beautifully crafted mosaics, the church and the serpent sculpture.

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