Attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Amman

Citadel

The area known as the Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman, Jebel Al Qala’a (about 850m above sea level), and is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it's surrounded by a 1700m-long…
Top Choice Gallery in Amman

Darat Al Funun

On the hillside to the north of the downtown area, this cultural haven is dedicated to contemporary art. The main building features an excellent art gallery with works by Jordanian and other Arab artists, an art lib…
Top Choice Museum in Amman

Royal Automobile Museum

You really don't have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy this museum, which displays more than 70 classic cars and motorbikes from the personal collection of King Hussein. It's something of a gem, and a great way to re…
Top Choice Museum in Amman

Children's Museum

This brilliantly designed hands-on museum for kids is a complete joy. In its many zones, young visitors can play and learn about everything from the working of the human body to lasers and rainbows. Particular favou…
Top Choice Museum in Amman

Jordan Museum

The Jordan Museum, located next to the City Hall, is one of the best in the Middle East. Housed in a grand modern building, a series of beautifully presented and informative displays tell Jordan's historical epic fr…
Top Choice Ruins in Amman

Qasr Al Abad

The small but impressive Qasr Al Abad, west of Amman, is one of the very few examples of pre-Roman construction in Jordan. Mystery surrounds the palace, and even its precise age isn’t known, though most scholars bel…
Top Choice Theatre in Amman

Roman Theatre

This magnificently restored theatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors. The theatre itself is cut into the northern side of a hi…
Top Choice Gallery in Amman

Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

This small but impressive gallery is a wonderful place to gain an appreciation of contemporary Jordanian painting, sculpture and pottery. The attractive space highlights contemporary art from around the Middle East …
Cultural Centre in Amman

Haya Cultural Centre

Designed especially for children, this centre has a library, a playground, an interactive ecomuseum and an inflatable castle. It also organises regular activities and theatre, puppet and music performances for kids.
Ruins in Amman

Qasr Al Mushatta

These partially reconstructed 8th-century ruins are of the winter palace of Umayyad caliph Walid II, planned as a lavish castle but never finished. They're a short drive from the international airport, but you'll ne…