“The attraction does not lie so much in the car itself. Rather, in the man who chose it and drove it, in the events it witnessed and the places it was steered towards.” These lines are what aptly define the significance of Royal Automobile Museum in Amman.
Background The museum was set up under orders from His Majesty King Abdullah II, as a tribute to his father late King Hussein who was very fond of cars. His love for automobiles was not limited to the performance and looks, rather he was always kee... read more
One of the prominent landmarks in the city of Amman, Roman Amphitheatre is one of the monuments belonging to the pre-historic era, which attracts many foreign tourists. Its restoration began in the year 1957 and made the place what it is today. Although the original materials could not be used for the rebuilding, yet the Amphitheatre stands as a beautiful piece of architecture.
HistoryToday’s Amman was once the Roman city of Philadelphia. It is believed that the amphitheater was built in 2nd century AD dur... read more
If you wish to explore the heritage of Jordan, one of the best places to visit would be The Jordan Museum. Having a rich collection of artifacts, this place will take you through Jordan’s historic and cultural development. Rather than distorted facts, it presents the journey of this country as an engaging story. Sharifa Nofa Bint Nasser, the museum’s director, remarked, “The uniqueness of it would be depicting the story of the land of Jordan and its people through time.” She also added, &ldq... read more
When travelling to Amman with Kids, Children’s Museum can’t be given a miss. Though named as a museum, the place is more of a fun learning center where children of age 14 years or below can have an exciting time of play, discovery and exploration.
What’s inside?The Children’s Museum in Amman has a fascinating display of 150 interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits. All these things are hands-on and children are not barred from touching them. It houses a library, an art studio, a multipurpo... read more
Whether you are an art lover or not, visiting Darat al Funun in Amman would certainly make you one. This gallery is known as a Home for Arts and the Artists of Jordan and the Arab world. The place having a collection of rare artworks, both from the old and contemporary era, is run by the Khalid Shoman Foundation. Here you will get to see several paintings, sculptures, and other works that will leave you spellbound.
About Khalid Shoman FoundationThe love for art made Khalid Shoman start collecting various works ... read more
While going around the city of Amman, your eyes cannot miss the site of beautiful King Abdullah Mosque. It was built between the years 1982 and 1989 by late King Hussein, as a memorial for his grandfather- His Majesty Sayyid Abdullah I. It was regarded as Jordon’s National Mosque till 2006, when it retired in favor of King Hussein Ben Talal Mosque. An interesting fact about it is that it’s the only mosque in Amman that openly welcomes non-Muslims.
The StructureThe most striking feature of this mosq... read more
Abu Darwish Mosque is one of the most striking mosques you will ever come across. Located on top of Jabal Ashfiyyah, the highest point in Amman, it offers spectacular views of the city during sunset. This mosque has a unique black and white checkered pattern on the outside walls, the minaret and the dome, which makes it hard to miss.
When the Circassians arrived in 1878, Amman was merely an empty landscape where only the ruins of a vanished empire remained. Having been forced to flee from their homel... read more
Though small in size, the significance of National Archaeological Museum in Amman is a lot. It holds treasures from the past, dating back to the prehistoric era till the 15th century. It was built in 1951 on the Citadel Hill. The collection comprises of relics from every archaeological site in Jordan and has been displayed in a chronological order.
Exhibits you don’t want to miss!
A collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls that were discovered in 1952 are kept here. One of the scrolls speaks about a treasure ... read more