Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. With a population of 4,007,526, Amman is the largest city in the Levant region and the fifth-largest city in the Arab world.
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.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Jabal Amman neighborhood is one of the seven hills that originally made up Amman, Jordan. Today, Jabal Amman is near the downtown area.Learn more
Experience Jordan’s spectacular Wadi Mujib river canyon on this private, self-guided hiking experience. Travel to this towering sandstone gorge in the Mujib nature reserve near the Dead Sea.Book this experience
The Amman Citadel is a historical site at the center of downtown Amman, the capital of Jordan. The L-shaped hill is one of the seven hills that originally made up Amman.Learn more Book this experience
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".View on Google Maps Book this experience
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King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque, better known as the King Hussein Mosque, is the largest mosque in Jordan. Not to be confused with the 1924 Grand Al-Husseini Mosque, also known as King Hussein Mosque, in Downtown Amman.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Jerash is a city in northern Jordan. The city is the administrative center of the Jerash Governorate, and has a population of 50,745 as of 2015. It is located 48 kilometres north of the capital city Amman.Learn more
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Jerash Governorate is one of 12 governorates in Jordan. It is located in the northwestern side of the country. The capital of the governorate is the city of Jerash.Learn more
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Amman is a young and modern city that has been home to many civilizations for thousands of years. Between Roman vestiges, traditional markets, elegant mosques, trendy cafés, and a cosmopolitan population, Amman is the incarnation of contemporary Jordan. The main gateway to the country, Jordan's capital, is a must-see when you come to the country. Whether as a getaway or as a stopover, Amman is ideal for travelers who want to experience modern-day Jordanian culture and life.
The ancient Roman city of Amman rises and spreads over seven hills in the north of the country. From its heights, the capital offers magnificent views of the city's various neighborhoods, amidst which dominate the domes of majestic mosques. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the spectacular Roman theater and the souks from the rooftops or terraces of the city.
The majestic Amman Citadel, an acropolis nestled on top of a hill, overlooks the city and offers a panoramic view of the Roman ruins. The Citadel is an archaeological site, consisting of the remains of the ancient capital Rabbath-Ammon, from the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic eras. The Umayyad palace dating from the 8th century AD still shows all its sumptuousness thanks to the remains of the hall, the baths or the colonnaded street that crosses the entire palace. The temple of Hercules is only made of ruins today; however, the base still visible shows the size of the monument which, at the time, was over 30 feet (9 m) high. The remains of the Byzantine church are also worth a visit because you can see a series of mosaics uncovered during excavations. It dates from the 5th to 6th century AD.
The Roman theater remarkably preserved is the most emblematic archaeological site of the city, it still remains with its 6,000 seats the largest theater in the country which still hosts shows nowadays. Elegant mosques, such as the mosque of King Hussein or that of King Abdullah dominate the urban landscape, the mosques of the city are worth a visit, you will be impressed by their architecture.
Do not miss the places of interest at the gates of the city. Only a few miles away, the 11 caves of Iraq Al-Amir are worth a visit. Further south, Mount Nebo, 2680 feet (817 m) high peak, is said to be the place where Moses saw the Promised Land and was buried. The site is one of the many biblical symbols in Jordan and offers an exceptional view of the region.
Amman is a very pleasant city to live in. To enjoy the jovial atmosphere of the city and to be close to all the archaeological sites, we advise you to stay downtown, the Amman Pasha Hotel is very well located. However, if you are looking for a quieter place to stay, we advise you to move away from the city center, which can be noisy at night.
During your stay in Amman, don't hesitate to go to Zarka, the second-largest city in Jordan. It is only 21 minutes away by car.
There are many car rental companies in Amman, but beware some are very poorly rated by customers, Monte Carlo Rent A Car Amman City, Winner Rental Cars or Autonation Car Rental are very well rated.
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