Nadim Al-Mallah St 13, Amman, Jordan
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Photo by Jessica Lee
Sat - Thur 10am - 7pm
Darat Al-FununThis cultural center, whose name translates to “House of Arts,” is the pulse of Amman’s contemporary art scene, with a program of exhibitions taking place throughout the year. The manicured garden, speckled with modern art, is a tranquil spot to unwind and contemplate the cityscape views, while the lower half of the grounds boasts remains of the Byzantine-era Church of Saint George.
A grand example of Amman’s early-20th-century villa architecture, the main building is worth a visit even if you’re not into modern art. It was owned by the British commander of the Arab Legion during World War I and can count Lawrence of Arabia as one of its former guests. Stroll through the exhibits on view, then head to the charming garden café to recharge.