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…
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Jordan Museum

The Jordan Museum, located next to the City Hall, is a museum of international standard. Housed in a beautiful modern building, a series of beautifully presented and informative displays tell Jordan's historical epi…
Top Choice Ruins in Amman


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…
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 a small art gallery with works by Jordanian and other Arab artists, an art library,…
Museum in Amman

Folklore Museum

Immediately to the right as you enter the Roman Theatre, this small museum houses a modest collection of items illustrating traditional Jordanian life. It includes a Bedouin goat-hair tent complete with tools; music…
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. Renovated in 2005, the attractive space highlights contemporary art from arou…
Museum in Amman

Military Museum

The simple and solemn Martyr’s Memorial houses a small but interesting collection of documents, chronicling Jordan’s recent military history, from the Arab Revolt in 1916 (in which 10,000 Arab fighters were killed) …
Museum in Amman

Museum of Popular Traditions

This small museum, immediately to the left as you enter the Roman Theatre, has well-presented displays of traditional costumes, jewellery and face masks. A separate gallery displays mosaics from Jerash – your best c…
Museum in Amman

Museum of the Political History of Hm Late King Abdullah bin al-Hussein

This museum is worth checking out for its coverage of Jordan’s political life in the early 20th century. It’s next to the Iraqi Embassy, west of 1st Circle.
Fountain in Amman


Built in AD 191, this elaborate public fountain was once a large, two-storey complex with water features, mosaics, stone carvings and possibly a 600-sq-metre swimming pool – all dedicated to the nymphs. Excavations …