10 Things to Do in Amman That You Shouldn't Miss

Amman's layered history is reflected in its diverse people and its varied architecture. Home to numerous churches and mosques, the city is home to a multidenominational and multicultural population. Even within the midst of the ultra-modern commercial center of the city there is evidence of its ancient roots, with colorful ancient souks, Roman ruins, cultural museums and monuments painting a picture of the history of the region.

1. The Citadel

Amman, Jordan Sights & Landmarks, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3752 reviews

The Citadel

This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.

Reviewed By CharlotteKirsch - Reading, United KingdomReading, United Kingdom

Average location with some ruins/museum

As part of what we viewed as a must see in Amman, we were slightly disappointed. The ruins aren’t well preserved and there’s limited information about each part of the citadel. Worth a visit but don’t expect to stay for long. Good views over the city thou

2. Al Balad – Downtown Amman

Amman, Jordan Other, Sights & Landmarks, Neighborhoods
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

Al Balad – Downtown Amman

Reviewed By 716sachink - Plainview, New YorkPlainview, New York

Unique Experience

Walking in this area offers a unique experience for shopping. One will find mostly shops that sell clothes. Anyone interested in buying anything should be good at bargaining. If anyone is pressed for time in Amman, one can skip visiting this place.

3. Royal Automobile Museum

Al Hussein Public Parks, Amman 11953, Jordan Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 848 reviews

Royal Automobile Museum

Reviewed By CharlotteKirsch - Reading, United KingdomReading, United Kingdom

Very well preserved and a great selection

We visited here as a last minute decision but we were glad we did. The pricing is good for what you see and the audio guide was very good. Definitely purchase one between two for some extra information. The cars were beautiful and the whole museum is well

4. Roman Amphitheater

Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Jordan Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2774 reviews

Roman Amphitheater

Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this imposing amphitheater, which once held 5,000 spectators, and is still used today for theater and entertainment.

Reviewed By Darwihs - Jerusalem, IsraelJerusalem, Israel

Great place at the mid of city

Great place to visit and see the history of Amman , well preserved and good place to have a break and enjoy the surounding at the mid bussy city .

5. The Jordan Museum

Ali bin Abi Taleb Street | Ras Al-Ayn Area, Amman 11183, Jordan Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 484 reviews

The Jordan Museum

The Jordan Museum serves as a comprehensive national centre for learning and knowledge that reflects Jordan’s history and culture, and presents the Kingdom’s historic, antique and heritage property as part of the ongoing story of Jordan’s past, present, and future.

Reviewed By jero1278 - Las Vegas, NevadaLas Vegas, Nevada

A small Gem

While not easy to get too It was totally worth the time and effortThe displays are well done and interesting and the display of Dead Sea Copper Scrolls is super impressiveMany of the exhibits are interactive

6. King Abdullah Mosque

Sulayman An Nabullsi, Amman, Jordan Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 373 reviews

King Abdullah Mosque

Reviewed By asadmir

Beautiful Mosque

We visited the mosque after having visited The Amman Citadel, this was only a short distance away. We had the pleasure of praying inside the mosque, we were not charged for this. The mosque itself was big and had adequate facilities, and was a delight to

7. Ahl Al Kahf

Ahl al-Kahf Street | Abu Alanda, Amman, Jordan Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 152 reviews

Ahl Al Kahf

Reviewed By archlav - Glenmoore, PennsylvaniaGlenmoore, Pennsylvania

Dress conservatively and be ready to wear abaya

We read about this place as listed in quran and bible. There were signs along the hwy to the cave of seven sleepers. We got there and parked along the street. As soon as we entered we realized it was located alongside a mosque. The security insited I wear

8. Rainbow Street

Rainbow St, Amman, Jordan Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
29%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 1156 reviews

Rainbow Street

Reviewed By Dakles - Southampton, United KingdomSouthampton, United Kingdom

Food, drink and walking street

This is a prime area of downtown Amman for eating and drinking. It’s a reasonably smart neighbourhood and the street is home to a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and the odd bar. There are lots of food options available to suit all budgets and even i

9. Jabal Al Lweibdeh

Amman, Jordan Sights & Landmarks, Other, Neighborhoods
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Jabal Al Lweibdeh

Reviewed By Kerryn72 - Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne, Australia

Lots of food

This area has three streets coming off Paris Square (which is,really a circle ) that have food, cafes, coffee shops etc.few shops and art shops scattered around too. Many things don't open til 1pm so a visit later in day is wise. I enjoyed strolling aroun

10. Children's Museum

King Hussein Park, Amman 11831, Jordan Museums, Children's Museums
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 147 reviews

Children's Museum

Reviewed By fedfan - melbournemelbourne

Highlight of our visit to Amman

Do not miss visiting this incredible museum if you have little ones. It will appeal to any age from 1-12. Its not only fun but extremely educational. Everything is written in Jordanian and English. The kids had a blast and we easily spent over 2 hours exp

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