Arts & Culture
The Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it’s surrounded by a 1,700-metre-long wall, which was rebuilt many times during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods. There’s plenty to see, but the Citadel’s most striking sights are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace.
Downtown – King Faisal Street
Spend some time in Downtown Amman, the spiritual and physical heart of the city that stands out for its street life. Loud with traffic and voices, Arabic music blaring from the shops, people selling clothes, coffee, jewelry, cigarettes or trinkets on the street. The handful of Roman ruins that survive here have been incorporated into the everyday bustle of the city.
Darat Al Funun
Darat al Funun is a home for the arts housed in six renovated historical buildings and warehouses, with a restored archaeological site in the garden. Darat al Funun aims to provide a platform for contemporary Arab artists, to support art practices and artistic exchange, to stimulate critical discourse, and to research, document and archive Arab art. Darat al Funun brings together the visual arts with other forms of artistic expression, hosting innovative exhibitions and performances, film screenings, concerts and cultural events.