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Whether you need your first introduction to Islamic art or are well versed in the subject, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is a perfect destination for anyone who wants to see some stunning works of art. Take time to appreciate the volume of art housed here, collected from over 60 countries and hundreds of artists.
In 1980, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts was opened by King Hussein and Queen Noor Al Hussein and supported by the Royal Society of Fine Arts. Visit nowadays and you will see how its permanent collection has expanded to include thousands of pieces of art. These works celebrate the Jordanian artistic heritage as well as artistic culture in Asia and Africa.
Begin your visit to the gallery in Building 1. This building is on the north side of a small park and is where you will find the temporary exhibitions. Here you will see new pieces of art that are being displayed to the public for the first time. Check the exhibition schedule ahead of time to see exactly what themes and artists that are on display during your time in Amman.
Building 2 is the home of the permanent collection. Explore the photography exhibit to see artistic impressions of life and culture in the Middle East. Stop and sketch the sculptures skillfully made out of wood and metal. Walk through the displays of colorful ceramics and detailed textiles to gain a new perspective on home décor.
Also in Building 2 is a café, located on the top floor. After you have made your way through the gallery, order a snack or drink and sit at a table here to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. If you have the time, go to one of the lectures or activities regularly held at the gallery.
The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is located near the center of town, which means it is easy to walk here from local accommodations or take a taxi to the entrance. Visit any day except for Friday, when it is closed. Opening hours are seasonal, but the museum is open all year, except on public holidays.
Located in the heart of Amman, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Coptic Orthodox Church and within 3 miles (5 km) of Amman Citadel and Amman Roman Theater. King Abdullah I Mosque and The Parliament are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in the heart of Amman, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Al Abdali Mall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Jordan Museum and Amman Citadel. Amman Roman Theater and TAJ Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in the heart of Amman, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Coptic Orthodox Church, Amman Roman Theater, and Amman Citadel. King Abdullah I Mosque and Gold Souk are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Al Abdali, this luxury aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Al Abdali Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Amman Citadel and Amman Roman Theater. The Boulevard and King Abdullah I Mosque are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Al Abdali, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from The Specialty Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Amman Citadel and Amman Mall. Hussain Luna Park and Royal Culture Center are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Al Abdali, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of King Abdullah I Mosque and The Boulevard. Amman Citadel and Temple of Hercules are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Jabal Al-Hussein, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coptic Orthodox Church and Amman Citadel. Amman Roman Theater is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.
Located in Al Abdali, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Al Abdali Mall, King Abdullah I Mosque and Coptic Orthodox Church. TAJ Mall and Amman Roman Theater are also within 3 mi (5 km).