Introducing Amman

For many, Petra is the main reason for visiting Jordan but the incredible capital of Amman is also an unmissable destination. Less than 3 hours away from the famous Rose City, the ancient city of Petra, Amman makes a wonderful base for anyone looking for the perfect mix of city attractions and archaeological sites in Jordan. Filled with its own rich history, there’s so much to see and do, and the endless attractions will make you see that your journey here is worth every minute. Explore the off-beat vibe and stylish galleries of Western Amman or walk the traditional streets of Eastern Amman; wherever you spend your time, you will find great food, great sights and great people along the way.

Highlights of Amman

Amman Citadel
This towering citadel sits atop Jabal al-Qala’a Hill and features the remaining pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules as well as the Umayyad Palace which dates back to the 8th Century and a Byzantine church.
Amman Roman Theater
The Roman Theater is one of the oldest and most famous landmarks in Jordan and features a 6,000 capacity odeum dating all the way back to the 2nd Century.
Jordan Archaeological Museum
Located in the new downtown area of Ras al-‘Ayn, the Jordan Archaeological Museum is a significant hub of history and knowledge. It presents a number of galleries with special artefacts dug up from prehistoric times.
King Abdullah I Mosque
Built between the years of 1982 and 1989, this incredible mosque is one of the city’s most important architectural achievements. Capped with a beautiful blue mosaic dome, it’s a true work of art.

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