8 Sights in Amman, Jordan (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Amman, Jordan! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Amman. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

Sightseeing Tours in AmmanActivities in Amman

1. Roman Theater

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Roman Theatre of Amman is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. The theatre and the nearby Odeon are flanking the new Hashemite Plaza from the south and the east respectively, while the Roman Nymphaeum is just a short stroll away in north-westerly direction.

Wikipedia: Roman Theater (Amman) (EN)

2. Wallace Fountain

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Wallace fountains are public drinking fountains named after, financed by and roughly designed by Sir Richard Wallace. The final design and sculpture is by Wallace's friend Charles-Auguste Lebourg. They are large cast-iron sculptures scattered throughout the city of Paris, France, mainly along the most-frequented sidewalks. A great aesthetic success, they are recognized worldwide as one of the symbols of Paris. A Wallace fountain can be seen outside the Wallace Collection in London, the gallery that houses the works of art collected by Sir Richard Wallace and the first four Marquesses of Hertford.

Wikipedia: Wallace fountain (EN)

3. Jordan Archaeological Museum

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The Jordan Archaeological Museum is located in the Citadel of Amman, Jordan. Built in 1951, it presents artifacts from archaeological sites in Jordan, dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century. The collections are arranged in chronological order and include items of everyday life such as flint, glass, metal and pottery objects, as well as more artistic items such as jewelry and statues. Highlights of the museum collections include some of the ʿAin Ghazal statues, which are among oldest statues ever made, and plastered human skulls from Jericho. The museum also includes a coin collection.

Wikipedia: Jordan Archaeological Museum (EN)

4. Temple of Hercules

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Temple of Hercules is a historic site in the Amman Citadel in Amman, Jordan. It is thought to be the most significant Roman structure in the Amman Citadel. According to an inscription the temple was built when Geminius Marcianus was governor of the Province of Arabia, in the same period as the Roman Theater in Amman.

Wikipedia: Temple of Hercules (Amman) (EN)

5. Umayyad Palace

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The Umayyad Palace is a large palatial complex from the Umayyad period, located on the Citadel Hill of Amman, Jordan. Built during the first half of the 8th century, it is now largely ruined, with a restored domed entrance chamber, known as the "kiosk" or "monumental gateway".

Wikipedia: Umayyad Palace (EN)

6. Nymphaeum

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Nymphaeum Ken and Nyetta / CC BY 2.0

The Nymphaeum is a partially preserved Roman public fountain in Amman, Jordan. It is located a short distance from the Hashemite Plaza, the Roman Theater and the Odeon, at the crossing of Ibn al-Atheer and Quraysh streets in al-Balad. Such fountains were very popular in Roman cities, and Philadelphia, as Amman was known by ancient Greeks and Romans, was no exception. This nymphaeum is believed to have contained a 600-square-meter (6,500 sq ft) pool which was three meters (9.8 ft) deep and was continuously refilled with water.

Wikipedia: Nymphaeum (Amman) (EN)

7. Odeon

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Odeon Jerzy Strzelecki / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Odeon is a small 500-seat theatre in Amman, Jordan. Not to be confused with the large Roman Theatre that stands right next to it, on the southern side of the Hashemite Plaza, while the Odeon stands on the east side of the Plaza.

Wikipedia: Odeon theater (Amman) (EN)

8. Coptic Orthodox Patriarch

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The Coptic Church in Amman is located in the Abdali area. It is followed by approximately 8,000 Coptic Christians in Jordan. Pope Shenouda III held Mass on his first visit to Jordan in 2005 and dozens of Egyptian Copts living in Jordan gathered to see the pope. During his visit, the king discussed "the role played by the Coptic Church in promoting coexistence, understanding and Muslim-Christian dialogue and consolidating the values of tolerance, moderation and moderation urged by monotheistic religions."

Wikipedia: كنيسة السيدة العذراء للأقباط (الأردن) (AR)


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