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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 Falafel in Amman

Hashem Restaurant

You haven’t tried falafel until you’ve eaten here. This legendary eatery, more than 50 years old, is so popular with locals and visitors that there’s stiff competition for tables, many of which overflow into the all…
Top Choice Syrian in Amman

Rosa Damascena

Rosa Damascena brings a welcome taste of Syria to Amman. The variety of hot and cold mezze is mouthwatering – make particular space on your plate for dips of mohammara be jouz (ground walnuts with pomegranate and ch…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Amman

Jasmine House

Jasmine House is well-named, as the scent of the blooms on the terrace make dining a fragrant experience. The restaurant, in a 1950s villa, takes inspiration from the Italian homes of the period, matching it with th…
Top Choice Cafe in Amman

Rumi

This cafe goes from strength to deserved strength. There's plenty of excellent coffee on offer, but tea is the thing here: choose from a menu that includes blends from Bahrain (flavoured with rosewater), Iraq (carda…
Top Choice Jordanian in Amman

Sufra

Housed in a lovely old villa with a terrace garden, this really is the place to eat well, and Sufra is about as good as it gets when it comes to traditional Jordanian cuisine. The signature mansaf (chicken or lamb o…