Visit Amman, Jordan
The capital of Jordan is a modern, bustling place, originally set over seven hills. Many of its buildings are only a few decades old, but there are some exceptions, such as the King Hussein Mosque, right in the heart of the city center, built in 1924.
Some remnants of its more ancient history are also visible, such as the Roman theater around which the downtown area of Amman grew up. On a hill above Amman is the citadel, along with a patchwork of Roman, Byzantine and Ummayad ruins, testament to the range of civilizations which have left their mark on the country.
The citadel is also home to the Jordanian Archaeological Museum with displays on the Dead Sea scrolls and other finds, some dating to pre-history. The Museum is due to relocate in the next couple of years. Other museums and galleries abound in Amman, including the Royal Automobile Museum, established by King Abdullah II in memory of his father King Hussein, many of whose cars are on show here.
Suggested itineraries featuring Amman
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Amman, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Amman
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Places near Amman
- Mount Nebo 28 kilometers away
- Madaba 29 kilometers away
- Jerash & The Decapolis 37 kilometers away
- The Dead Sea 49 kilometers away
- Kerak 89 kilometers away
- Dana Biosphere Reserve 146 kilometers away
- Little Petra & Aaron's Tomb 182 kilometers away
- Petra 187 kilometers away
- Wadi Rum 273 kilometers away
- Aqaba 288 kilometers away
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Accommodation choices for Amman
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Amman. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The InterContinental Jordan presents great facilities close to the downtown area of Amman. Offering comfort and convenience, it's a great base from which to explore Amman and the surrounding area.
The Amman Marriott offers comfortable, upmarket but unpretentious international style that you would expect to find in Marriott hotels the world over.
One of the Amman's top properties, the Grand Hyatt hotel offers modern, well appointed rooms, excellent service and a range of quality restaurants.
If you are looking for a top end hotel in Amman, the Four Seasons cannot be beaten on the quality of its rooms and service.
Ideas for experiencing Amman
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Amman, and which use the best local guides.
The tour of Amman will include the Roman theater, and a visit to the Citadel to get a wonderful view of the city, as well as to visit the ruins there.
Located about an hour outside of Amman, Jerash is one of the real highlights of a trip to Jordan. It is one of the best-preserved Graeco-Roman cities in the Middle East, although it traces its origins right back to Neolithic times.