Built by King Abdullah I in 1924, and restored in 1987, the Al-Husseiny Mosque is in the heart of downtown on the site of a mosque...
The restored RomanTheatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most...
The Folklore Museum is immediately to the right as you enter the Roman Theatre. It houses a modest collection of items illustrating...
Shaher’s Penthouse Cafeteria
This cutesy cafe has a traditionally decorated indoor dining area as well as an outdoor terrace overlooking the street far below....
This is one place we kept coming back to night after night for the best budget food in downtown. Most of the locals opt for the mutton...
Quraysh St · interesting places nearby
Built in AD 191, the Nymphaeum was once a large, two-storey complex with fountains, mosaics, stone carvings and possibly a 600 sq metre swimming pool – all dedicated to the nymphs (mythical young girls who lived in and around the rivers). Up until 1947, the ancient stream and Roman bridge still stood where the road now runs. Excavations started in earnest in 1993, and restoration will continue for many years. Except for a few columns, an elegant archway and a few alcoves, there is little to see, though the workers toiling away may yet reveal hidden treasures in the years to come.