The Roman Amphitheatre is located in the eastern part of the Jordanian capital, Amman. It is specifically at the foot of Jabal Al-Joufah, on a hill opposite the Amman Citadel. A Greek inscription on one of the pillars indicates that this amphitheater was built in honour of Emperor Antoninus Pius (138–161 CE).
The large and steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people: built into the hillside, it was oriented north to keep the sun off the spectators.
Amman’s Roman Theatre is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre Roman Theatre: A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital it is located in the eastern part of the Jordanian capital, Amman. It is specifically at the foot of Jabal Al-Joufah, on a hill opposite the Amman Citadel, nowadays the roman theatre is used as a place for national festivals.
The large and steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people, It was divided into three horizontal sections (diazomata). Side entrances (paradoi) existed at ground level, one leading to the orchestra and the other to the stage. Rooms behind these entrances now house the Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition on the one side, and the Jordan Folklore Museum on the other side.
The Amman Citadel (Jabal Al-Qal’a) is an archeological site at the center of Amman, the Citadel of Amman is considered to be among the world’s oldest continuously inhabited places.
The Citadel has a long history of occupation by many great civilizations. Evidence of inhabitance since the Neolithic period has been found and the hill was fortified during the Bronze Age (1800 BCE). The hill became the capital of the Kingdom of Ammon sometime after 1200 BCE. It later came under the sway of empires such as the Neo-Assyrian Empire (8th century BCE), Neo-Babylonian Empire (6th century BC), the Ptolemies, the Seleucids (3rd century BCE), Romans (1st century BCE), Byzantines (3rd century CE) and the Umayyads (7th century CE).
Most of the structures still visible at the site are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. The major remains at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace. The Jordan Archaeological Museum was built on the hill in 1951. Though the fortification walls enclose the heart of the site, the ancient periods of occupation covered large areas. Historic structures, tombs, arches, walls and stairs have no modern borders, and therefore there is considerable archaeological potential at this site, as well as in surrounding lands, and throughout Amman. Archaeologists have been working at the site since the 1920s, including Italian, British, French, Spanish, and Jordanian projects.
sometimes Qasr al-Harrana, Qasr al-Kharanah, Kharaneh or Hraneh, is one of the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Amman and relatively close to the border with Saudi Arabia. It is believed to have been built sometime before the early 8th century AD.
The fort/castle is a three-story structure of basalt and limestone, notably with a large water reservoir (70m by 70m) that collects water thanks to proximity to nearby wadi (valleys). There are three phases at the site, including restoration work done by the Jordanian Department of Antiquities in the 1970s, the addition of machicolations boxes (projecting windows) in the 18th century,
The building is typically credited to the reign of Sultan Sulayman I in the year 1531. The Sultan provided funds to clean the pool. However, the testimony of medieval historical sources indicates previous existence, followed by re-building under the Ottomans; the earliest reference is from Ibn Habib Al-Halabi in the 14th century. As noted by archaeologist Reem Samed Al Shqour, ancient khans and their courtyard fortifications were obvious models upon which later peoples could build. the durability and survivability of these structures meant that succeeding polities were well aware of the existence and advantages…if not in possessing, rebuilding, and utilizing the older, original structures, then in using them as models for new building designed along the same of similar plan
Royal Automobile Museum
The Royal Automobile Museum is the first public automotive museum in the Arab region. Inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah II in 2003, it serves as a tribute to the late King Hussein while showcasing part of Jordan’s history. The museum displays 80 of the late King’s cars and motorcycles, some dating as back as 1909. Standing in pristine condition, each vehicle tells a unique story along the timeline of the late King’s life. Together they highlight the 47-year reign of King Hussein and the history of the Kingdom from the era of His Majesty King Abdullah I in the early 1920 through the era of His Majesty King Abdullah II today.
This museum is located in Hussein Public Parks.
King Abdullah’s I Mosque
The blue-domed King Abdullah I Mosque, built in the 1980s by the late King Hussein as a memorial to his grandfather, is open to non-Muslim visitors.
The nave with an area of 1,615 m2 has the capacity to house 3,000 worshippers. It is octagonal and distinguished for not having pillars inside. Its dome of 35 m in diameter has a height of 31 meters. A source of radiation was placed in the middle taking the form of a golden star culminating in the Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names of Allah surrounding the dome’s neck. The suspended chandelier of 168 lanterns consists of three circles with the Holy Quranic Verse with the word Allah recurring on every lantern.
The shopping malls in Amman are very popular for the people and the tourists because it has a magnificent architecture design and also one of the coolest places to hang out with your family with the playing parks inside the malls where your children can play in safe environment.
with a huge of brands shop like Zara, Chanel, Polo, Nike, Adidas, Gucci, Puma.
also, it has some restaurant like Burger King, Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut.
Names of malls in Amman:
City mall Abdali Mall
Amman Mall Taj Lifestyle Center
The plaza outlets Albaraka Mall
Al Mukhtar Mall The Galleria Mall
Between the past and the present, between the historical cities and the modern cities.
Amman is there with both of the cities the history and the present.
The Boulevard located in the center of Amman in the Abdali project
it’s a mix of a lot of things like shops, restaurants, hotels and cafes.
The development consists of a pedestrian strip surrounded by twelve 6 floored buildings; of which 4 are offices and 8 are residential. 398 studios and apartments from residential buildings are managed by Rotana Arjaan. Retail and restaurant units are located at ground levels while rooftops are dedicated for health clubs and restaurants,
Royal Tank Museum
It was established in 2007 upon the King Abdullah’s directives. It is located in the Muqabalain city in Amman
It has close to 20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order “for dramatic impact”. Each hall presents a different perspective of machinery and scenery and features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan’s past wars and battles.
The first opening was in the 29/01/2018, in a ceremony led by the King Abdullah of Jordan 2nd.
The Tank Museum holds the finest and most historically significant collection of fighting armor in the world. It is the museum of The Royal Armored Corps.
The Balad is the oldest section of the city. It is believed to have first been inhabited during the Neolithic period (around 6500 B.C.). The seven jabals (hills) around it were occupied during the same time and formed the perimeter of the young city. The Amman Citadel sits atop Citadel Hill.
Markets in the Balad were trafficked by Ammanis of all stripes throughout most of the 20th century. This later changed; the area’s commercial activity began to be referred to as “popular markets,” connoting a perceived demographic shift in the kinds of people frequenting the markets..By the late 1960s and early 70s, the Balad was a topic of public debate, especially regarding public and private transportation options.
Built in 8th century, Umayyad Palace is a large complex from the Umayyad Period. The Umayyad was a dynasty that ruled the city for a few centuries. The palace is actually a ruin with a restored domed entrance to attract tourists. It has a captivating Islamic architecture with its wall decorated with Islamic art of the Umayyad period. Umayyad Palace is at the top of a hill, Jabal al-Qal’a. If driving, there is a free parking lot on site. The entrance to the site is JD3 or will be included in the Jordan Pass. If you are taking a taxi, tell them you want to go to Jabal al-Qal’a as locals don’t call it Amman Citadel.
The Jordan Museum
The Jordan Museum is located in Ras Al-Ein district of Amman, Jordan. Built in 2014, the museum is the largest museum in Jordan and hosts the country’s most important archaeological findings. If you want to understand the great history of this little country, then The Jordan Museum is one of the best places to visit in Amman for you. The museum showcases the history and culture of Jordan in beautifully designed galleries. It’s home to the incredibly gorgeous Ain Ghazal statues (oldest human statues in the world). It is not just a museum, but a storyteller. Let the history of this place unfold in front of you as you take a tour.
Al-Hussein Public Parks
In the main attraction of Al Hussein Public Parks, a landscaped garden covers 70 acres (280,000 m2) of a hillside. Sections of the garden include water elements, plants and trees, Mastabas of various heights, arbors, sand hills, gardens, and sites representing historical periods. It was constructed by Engineering Universe for Building and Contracting and completed in 2006. The park houses a mural constructed on a 488-metre (1,601 ft) long wall which displays Jordan’s history from the origins of humans in the area to present times. Certain historical events mark each section.
is a large Hellenistic palace from the first quarter of the second century BCE. Most scholars agree it was built by the Tobiads, a notable Jewish family of the Second Temple period, although the descriptions don’t mention that. Its ruins stand in modern-day Jordan in the valley of Wadi Seer, close to the village of Iraq Al-Amir, approximately 17 kilometers west of Amman.
Qasr al-Abd is believed to be Tyros, the palace of a Tobiad notable, Hyrcanus of Jerusalem, head of the powerful Tobiad family and governor of Ammon in the 2nd century BCE. The first known written description of the castle comes down to us from Josephus.
Here, you can buy handicrafts, paintings, antiques, honey, jams, soap, books, jewelry souvenirs or t-shirts. Just soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the live music. Sample the street food.
located in the end of Rainbow Street. An open-air bazar, working only Fridays during Summer season, until first Friday in September.
Handmade items, jewellry, colourful ceramics goods, local honey, jams and typical Jordanian food as zaatar, labane, maqdous, spices and antiquities, books, paintings and many more typical Jordanian art handmade beautiful things. At the end of bazar you can find an outdoor eating area.
The atmosphere of Souk JARA is great, vivid, artistique, festive. Enjoy just a stroll or choose a unique memorable gift for yourself and friends.
Grand Husseini Mosque
One of the oldest mosques in Amman, rebuilt by King Abdullah I in 1932 on the site of the one built by the second Caliph, Omar Bin Al-Khattab around 640 AD. Tourists may be able to enter if dressed appropriately.
To see the mosque in full swing, follow the throngs of worshipers to the mosque when it’s time for Duhr (noon) prayer or Friday prayer. While here, visit the nearby souks to buy spices, fruits and nuts or indulge in sweet baklava and kanafeh. Since its founding over eight decades ago, Al Husseini Mosque, the oldest mosque in Amman, has been the nexus of the capital’s downtown area and an important gathering place for people of all walks of life.