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This capital has everything you need to stay entertained throughout your holiday here. It is fully equipped with all the facilities of a modern city yet has still managed to keep its ancient charm. Proof of this is apparent from its Byzantine architecture and Roman ruins. It doesn’t matter whether you are thinking of a family break or a romantic getaway Amman has diverse and fascinating options to suit your preferences including some of the best hotels. Some impressive ruins in the city of Amman include the Citadel, one of the world’s oldest settlements Jabal al-Qal’a, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Temple of Herakles all of which are worth visiting. For a more cultural experience Amman offers a host of museums such as The National Archeological Museum exhibiting artifacts and archeological discoveries of the country and the Darat Al Funun art gallery which is housed in villas from the 1920’s. Tired out after all your sightseeing, head down to one of the Dead Sea spas and get recharged and rejuvenated in the best possible way. Using the dead sea’s iconic mud these spas provide a variety of beauty treatments to relax and revive you. Travel Center is prepared to help you plan your trip to Amman and offers budget accommodation and packages to this wonderful city.
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British Airways, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air France
Best Time to Travel
March to June, October to December
Modes of Transport
Car, Taxi, Bus
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This 2nd century Roman theatre has 6,000 seats and dates back to the period when Amman was known as Philadelphia. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Amman. The theatre is built into a hillside and in such a way as to keep the sun off the spectators. It was built when Antonius Pius was reigning. It is now used as a venue for cultural activities.
Royal Automobile Museum
His Majesty King Abdullah II wanted this museum to be built to pay tribute to his father the late King Hussein’s life and his love for cars. A sure treat for car enthusiasts, this museum displays over 70 cars and motorbikes that were owned by King Hussein and is quite impressive. The museum gives you a glimpse into how much of a passion cars were for the late king and how they were a part of the Hashemite legacy.
The Temple of Hercules
The Temple of Hercules is another historic site that was built around the same period as the Roman Amphitheatre between 162-166 AD. An inscription on the temple suggests that it was built when Geminius Marcianus was governor of the Province of Arabia. It is one of the most significant Roman structures in Amman.
This is a public Roman fountain where only a part of it is preserved. These fountains were very popular during in Roman cities and in ancient Amman. It once has a pool that was 600 square meters in size and was three meters deep and was always filled with water. It was built in the 2nd century and was restored in September 2015 by a group of university students studying archeology.
This palace was built around 730 AD and may have been the residence and administrative offices of the governor of Amman. It was built over Roman structures that already existed and a Roman street was also joined to it. There was an earthquake her in 749 AD and much of the palace was never rebuilt afterwards.
National Archeological Museum
This museum was built in 1951 and displays artifacts from various archeological sites in the country which date from prehistory to the 15th century. Arranged in the order that the events relating to them took place the exhibits include everyday items such as flint, glass, metal and pottery objects and other items such as jewelry, statues such as the oldest ever made by a human civilization the Ain Ghazal statues and a coin collection.
Darat al Funun
Known in English as the ‘small house of arts’, Darat al Funun is a museum of arts that has a permanent collection displayed and also holds travelling exhibitions. It is housed in three villas that were built in the 1920’s. The premises also has a library and a workshop for visiting sculptors and painters.
This area is great for a walk or for a little exploring. It gets its name from the old Rainbow Cinema that is no longer in use. This street has old houses, cafes, bars, a hammam and the Royal Film Commission where you can catch an outdoor screening on its patio.
Al Balad Theatre
This artistic and community space was opened in what was once an old cinema house which was built around 1948. It helps to promote young artists by presenting their works such as theatre, dance and music performances and even film and video screenings. It also holds performance arts training workshops.
View Amman is one of the first permanent exhibition spaces that is dedicated to the future architecture of the city and the ongoing planning efforts to achieve this. It documents major development across Amman. The exhibits demonstrate the existing form of Amman as well as highlighting how Amman could look like in the future.