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Highlights in Amman
- Between Desert and Jordan Valley
- King Abdullah Mosque
- Archaeological Museum
- Amman Citadel
- Roman Theatre
- Desert castle Qasr Mschatta
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Sandstone coloured facades, warm desert winds, magnificent houses of prayer and lively squares can be found in the metropolis of Amman. Modern shopping centres, entertainment programmes together with traditional craft businesses and tea rooms form a varied contrasting programme. In the heart of the historic Old Town you will find an apartment or vacation rental just a few hundred metres from the Bazaar Suq or the Royal Automobile Museum. A little off the beaten track you will also find a vacation rental in the upscale residential areas or a rural villa with panoramic views over the city.
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Location and orientation
In the north-west of the country Amman is the centre for economy, politics and finance. The metropolis with two million inhabitants lies at an altitude of 784 metres surrounded by desert hills and the fertile Jordan Valley.
Amman is called "the city of the seven hills". However, the urban area comprises 19 hills.
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On the Jebel al-Weibdeh hill is the King Abdullah Mosque, one of Jordan's most important prayer houses. The magnificent dome was built under the direction of King Hussein I in 1986. Non-Muslims are also allowed to enter the mosque and visit the Museum of Islamic Religion and History.2. Prehistoric treasures
Throughout the city there are spectacular legacies of past cultural eras. Among the most fascinating sites are the ruins of the Amman Citadel from the Middle Bronze Age and the Roman Theatre from the 2nd century. Visitors to the Archaeological Museum, whose exhibits date back to the Neolithic Age, get an interesting overview of Amman's development.3rd Majestic Desert Castle
South of the capital, Qasr Mschatta Castle is enthroned on the grounds of Queen Alia Airport. The remains of the magnificent building are one of the most important testimonies of early Islamic art. In the year 744 the palace was built under the caliph Yazid III and reconstructed since 2009. Among other things, the enclosure wall, archways, the reception hall and a ballroom can be seen.
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