King Hussein Mosque

4.7
  • Address: Al-Sha'b St Amman Jordan
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  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:20 Mins
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Apparently, this mosque is the site of the first mosque that was ever built in the city in 640AD by the second caliph, Umar. The architecture of the mosque is heavily Ottoman. It has a square layout with 4 minarets and a marble floor. People often confuse this mosque for the 1924 Grand Al-Husseini Mosque; this one was built in 2005. It can accommodate 2500 male worshippers and 350 female worshipers in a separate praying hall. Also, inside is the Hashemite History Museum, which displays artefacts relating to the Prophet, including a famous letter that he sent to Hercules, the king of Byzantine. But even though you can visit inside, the best time to walk by the mosque is probably the night when it looks like a shining white jewel in the dark.

King Hussein Mosque Travel Tips

  • Mon-muslims are not allowed inside during prayer times.
  • When will have to wear a full black head to toe coloring before they are allowed inside. The coverings are provided outside the mosque.

How to Reach King Hussein Mosque

  • Drive or take a taxi.
  • There may be a bus station nearby.

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  • King Hussein Mosque Address: Al-Sha'b St Amman Jordan
  • King Hussein Mosque Price: Free
  • Time required to visit King Hussein Mosque: 00:20 Mins
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  • 31.05% of people who visit Amman include King Hussein Mosque in their plan

  • 45.45% of people start their King Hussein Mosque visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see King Hussein Mosque

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

93.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting King Hussein Mosque

People normally club together Children's Museum and The Royal Automobile Museum while planning their visit to King Hussein Mosque.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

King Hussein Mosque Reviews & Ratings

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  • Amazing place. But people need to be more civilized and put there shoes neatly. Other than that one of the best places to visit.

  • I miss my dad. One of the best family time places in jordan.. Please keep it clean

  • One of the most beautiful mosques in Jordan and what makes it more special is that it's named after our beloved late king Hussein.

  • Well design and comfort furniture , beutifule interior colors and outside park

  • A beautiful place, but it is only open to visit at prayer times as the security guy told us.

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