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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.

Amman's attractions

The Jordan Museum, AmmanThe 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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