Al Balad – Downtown Amman

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Al Balad – Downtown Amman

Al Balad – Downtown Amman
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joannehurley
London, UK976 contributions
May 2022
We spent about two hours here today, we had a lovely time trying different fruits and cakes. The people were super friendly always saying hello and mostly speaking good English, they were also giving out free water, plus it was lovely to see real Jordanians at work and going about their business.
Written 29 May 2022
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PepyMasso
Sofia, Bulgaria312 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Soak up the Orient 😀
Vivid, colourful, exotic, smells of spices, roasted nuts, chestnuts, corn and dozens of stalls selling sweets, confectioners, ice cream, toys on one side and shops on the other, selling souvenirs, clothes, fresh juices, parfumes, shining gold shops., cafés, restaurants, old buildings... Al Balad is a busy place, full of people and cars. Strangely enough, all this hustle and bustle is a kind of relaxing. Do not miss The Duke's Diwan - the oldest building in the heart of Amman, Roman theatre, Hashem restaurant, king Faisal avenue with beautiful tall palm trees. Enjoy during the day, also at night 😀
Written 24 February 2022
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AlDON B
Amman, Jordan123 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Nice experience at amman Jordan with nice people as well 😀
Thank youuuu all nice Jordanian people and delicious food
You should try Mansaf
And for breakfast you should try falafel and hummus so delicious of course you will like it so much and I forgot shawarma it's really unforgettable 😋
Written 12 December 2021
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Belfasttravelguy
Belfast, UK1,643 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
It’s worth taking a visit to the downtown area to experience the more authentic part of Amman. There are plenty of shops, souks, restaurants etc and it’s more bustling. There were quite a lot of pet shops too! We also found a rooftop bar which had pet rabbits and a guinea pig running around.
Written 2 November 2021
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,538 contributions
Sep 2021
Al Balad, Downtown Amman is so interesting i walked through the area many times, seeing the souks, the mosque, trying some restaurants, looking at souvenir shops and observing the locals going about their business. The area is very busy so be careful crossing the road.
Written 16 September 2021
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AyyadAyyad
Amman, Jordan128 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Start Amman “Wast Albadad” walking tour.

Head to the citadel, called Jebel al-Qala'a, from which you can enjoy a fascinating panoramic view of the Former 7 Hills of Amman. On the highest terrace of the citadel hill are parts of the Omayyad palace, Al Qasr, and not far from it, rise the mighty columns of the former Hercules temple in the sky. On the circular route you will visit the archaeological museum, which presents finds from a period of over 50,000 years. From this vantage point we can see a wide panorama of Amman, from the wealthy suburbs of Jabal Amman in the West, right across to the 3500 year old city that Kingdome of Ammon established. It's the ideal place to understand Amman's significance in the region, and to all Jordanians."

2 hours walk from the Citadel through one of Amman's oldest neighborhoods is planned for beautiful snapshots, it highlights the top experiences of the old town. On the way visit Amman Panorama Art Gallery, in one of Amman's oldest houses where you can have a cup of Arabic coffee with Jordanian dates or enjoy tea with typical Jordanian flavors, talking to one of the local artists.
Next to the art gallery is the most significant construction in the old town, the astonishingly well-preserved Greco-Roman theater, with its six thousand seats in the southeast of the city. The fruit and vegetable market lure us. We go past spice shops, clothing stores for child, man, woman bring us closer to the city. Not far away is the Al-Husseini Mosque, the gold dealers, perfumeries offer original Jordanian fragrances with a special oriental touch, Shawarma, Hummus & Falafel shops are to be discovered almost every corner. Not to mention the sweet shops, famous for “Knafa”, a traditional Arab dessert made with thin noodle-like pastry, or alternatively fine semolina dough, soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, and typically layered with cheese.
Written 21 August 2021
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kr0elle
Amman, Jordan947 contributions
Feb 2021
Amman can seem quite atypical most of the times with its slick skyscrapers and cool attitude. Not so much in the downtown: Come to soak in the vibe, aromas, and tastes of a true Arabic metropolis.
Written 16 February 2021
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AlDON B
Amman, Jordan123 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Alot of nice places here and nice atmosphere was fantastic with amazing Jordanian food like falafel and shawerma
And sweets of course kunafa 🤩
Nice time
Written 3 December 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,072 contributions
Feb 2020
This city gives me an experience of the past. The shoppers, stores front, and the streets. I found the best views are the houses rise above the hills. Love to have a chance to browse into these mazes.
Written 19 June 2020
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R. Marshall
Fayetteville, NC340 contributions
May 2020
I cannot easily summarize the site, sounds and tastes of this area in Amman in this review. I would recommend that you add Amman to your bucket list if you enjoy travelling. This is a VERY historic area (as is most of Amman and the country for that matter). To truly appreciate the history and current culture this would be a very good place to start. The Roman Coliseum, King Hussein (or Husseini) Mosque, Nymphaeum and The Original Arab Bank building are the popular historic sites. There are multiple places to shop for gold, clothing, fabrics, custom jewelry and fabrics. You also have plenty of little shops for local food items to try. I recommend you try the original Habibah shop AND Abu Ali’s which is close by. If you have a good sweet tooth, you'll understand why. You won't soon forget the experience of the visit and you will most likely return for seconds!
Written 20 May 2020
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