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The Essential Guide to Amman

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Jordan's capital is an energetic and sprawling city of boxy white-stone houses that roll over the hills. As well as being home to a handful of important historic sites (and the country's premier museum), Amman's bustling streets and vibrant cafe culture make it a great place to capture a sense of modern Jordanian life.
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K. Ali Ben Al-Hussein St. 146, Amman, Jordan
Most visitors comment that Amman feels very much like a modern city, but the Citadel, on the summit of Jebel al-Qala’a, contradicts that impression. Here, you’ll find extensive remnants of Amman’s many incarnations, from the...
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King Faisal Street Amman, ʿAmman, Jordan
Hashem might not be the smartest address in town, but it’s one of the tastiest. Everyone—and we do mean everyone—comes to eat here. An Amman institution, the restaurant dishes up the city’s best fuul (stewed fava bean dip)...
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As-Sultan Qalaoun St. 57, Amman, Jordan
When Rome ran these parts, Amman was known as Philadelphia and flourished as a vital stop on the trade routes north and south. This 6,000-seat theater dates from the 2nd century C.E. and is one of the only remnants of Roman rule in the city. Climb...
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Nadim Al-Mallah St 13, Amman, Jordan
This 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...
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Climb the stairs from downtown to reach Abou Baker al-Seddeek Street (more commonly called Rainbow Street), the vibrant hub of Amman's cafe culture. Nicknamed after the (now-defunct) Rainbow Theater, this road is packed with restaurants, funky...
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The Jordan Museum، Ali Ben Abi Taleb St. 10, Amman, Jordan
With this institution in downtown Amman, Jordan has a truly world-class museum. Here, a wealth of exhibits in chronological order, from the prehistoric period to the coming of Islam, help visitors understand the vast scope of human history that...
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Amman, Jordan
One of Amman’s most distinctive landmarks, the King Abdullah Mosque and its enormous, azure-blue dome can be seen for miles across the city. The structure was built in 1989 by King Hussein in memory of his grandfather and is now one of the...