Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Amman

A trip to Amman cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage. The art and cultural activities in Amman will give you an insight into the city's history, traditions, and artwork. While visiting the cultural attractions in Amman would prove to be informative, attending its artsy events will leave you entertained. From cultural performances to historical monuments that give you a glimpse of the past, take a look at this list to know Amman better. Include these in attractions in your itinerary for Amman and have a great vacation.

Check the list of top places for art and culture in Amman:

  1. Amman Citadel

    4.4 (276 Votes)
    Amman Citadel

    Neighborhoods

    This hill, one of the seven that make up Amman, is of historical interest not just to the country of Jordan back to the entire human race. It has been settled by humans for more than 18,000 years as far back as the Paleolithic Age. After the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian occupations, the Romans came, and destroyed much of what came before them. Later the area was occupied by Byzantine and U...Read more
  2. King Abdullah Mosque

    4.6 (427 Votes)
    King Abdullah Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site

    Surrounded by important buildings such as Ministry of Justice, the Parliament, and the Ministry of Education is a building more important still. It is the country's foremost mosque, a grand and opulent building with a beautiful blue dome inscribed with verses from the Quran, beneath which 7000 people may pray at a time. It was completed in 1989. There are two other sections, one for 500 women w...Read more
  3. Jebel Al Weibdeh Image
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    Neighborhoods

    This hilltop neighbourhood is one of the trendiest areas in the city. Tourists, students, expats, and locals all make a point to visit this area for the shear culture it houses. There are many boutiques and art galleries, and yet the area does not feel bohemian. Rather, it has an upscale ambience. Some of the city's best cafes and restaurants and tea houses are here. There are some great bars, ...Read more
  4. King Hussein Mosque

    4.7 (172 Votes)
    King Hussein Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site

    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 worshi...Read more
  5. Abu Darwish Mosque

    4.6 (430 Votes)
    Abu Darwish Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site

    This is one of the most beautiful mosques in the city. Constructed in 1961 it is located on top of one of the city's Seven Hills. It is famous for the alternating black and white stone patterns that are striking to the eye. It's quite large 2 and can accommodate 7000 worshippers. An interesting time to walk by the mosque is in the late evening or night when it is lit up in green and yellow, cas...Read more
  6. Darat Al Funun

    4.6 (138 Votes)
    Darat Al Funun

    Art Gallery, Sculpture

    North of downtown you will find a small art gallery that supports and propagates the works of Arabian and the Jordanian artists. Established in 1988, it is a gallery focusing mostly on painting and sculpture. And it's worth visiting just for the buildings themselves, which are restored Venetian style 1920 residences, with a pretty garden area. The location on the hill gives this area nice views...Read more
  7. Jordan National Gallery Of Fine Arts

    Art Gallery, Exhibition

    Focusing mainly on works from developing countries in Asia and Africa this Fine Arts Museum has collections from hundreds of contemporary artists from nearly 60 countries. These include paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics and textiles. Established in 1980 and renovated in 2005, this is one of the largest fine Arts museums in the Middle East. In addition to the permanent collection the ...Read more
  8. Nabad Art Gallery

    4.4 (16 Votes)
    Nabad Art Gallery

    Art Gallery

    This art gallery has been exhibiting works by Jordanian artists. Additionally it also represents artists from the rest of the Arabian world. Sometimes there are cultural events such as art lectures and book signings. The work represented here include paintings, prints, photographs, and cultures. The gallery also offers art classes. The building in which the gallery is housed is an elegant 1930s...Read more
  9. Tiraz Widad Kawar Home For Arab Dress

    Art And Culture

    The western world may not have much of a concept of the diversity that is the Arabian garment. But the tradition of embroidering medieval Arabian garb and weaving inscriptions into textiles can tell a fascinating history. This election has 2000 items of clothes, textiles, jewelry, tools and materials, which focus on Palestinian and Jordanian costumes specifically but also on clothes from the re...Read more
  10. Qasr Al-mshatta

    3.8 (18 Votes)
    Qasr Al-mshatta

    Mosque, Architecture , Arts And Crafts

    Around thirty kilometers south of Amman are the ruins of an old Umayyad winter palace. Located inside a square enclosure and outer wall of 25 towers is a central courtyard, a reception hall wing, several symmetrically arranged rooms, a small mosque facing Mecca, an even smaller courtyard, a basilica shape hall, and several side rooms in the reception hall wings. But the most striking element of...Read more
  11. Byzantine Church

    4.6 (5 Votes)
    Byzantine Church Image
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    Church, Religious Site

    The Byzantine Church- Petra is known for its absolutely stunning architecture and the beautiful mosaic floors which is said to have been discovered in 1990 and excavated between 1992 and 1998. The Church has a tripartite basilica with 3 inscribed apses and 3 corresponding entrances and was perhaps built towards the last half of the fifth century. Byzantine Church- Petra’s preserved mosaic...Read more