Amman

Amman

Capital of Jordan

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If you arrive to Jordan by air, your first and last stop will probably be in Amman. It does not offer much except for the historic center with Romanesque monuments and views from the Citadel hill, so one day will be sufficient to see it. But in spite of that, it is still worth seeing.

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Article: Visit of historic center of Amman

History in the modern city

Amman – the capital with more than two-millions inhabitants is situated on the slopes of nineteen hills. For tourists, however, is the most important the highest of them - Jabal al-Qal'a (850m asl), from which is not only a beautiful view of the city full of yellow houses, but there are also the remains of the Temple of Hercules, Citadel and Umayyad palace. Below the hill is the town center "downtown" il-balad and the biggest monument in Amman - large Roman theater.

Article: Visit of Archaeological museum in Amman

History on Citadel hill

Right in the middle of historic ruins on the hill Jabal al-Qal'a (Citadel hill) is the building of Archaeological Museum. Although it is really small in size, there are several interesting exhibits from prehistory up to the 15th century. So it is definitely worth a short visit.
 

Article: Visit of King Abdullah mosque

Mosque below skyscrapers

One of the most important mosques in Amman was built recently between the years 1982-1989. You can see it during the walk from the historic part of the city to the modern part. It is approx. 2,5 kilometers away from the roman theatre in the city center. In the mosque are also several exhibits dealing with the history of royal family.
 




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