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Darat al Funun

13 Nadeem al Mallah Street, Amman 11183, Jordan
962-6 4643251
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Ranked #15 of 30 Attractions in Amman
Type: Art Galleries, Theaters
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Amman, Jordan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is an old house in Amman which is also an art house. It has many buildings and each building is simply amazing in itself. The view is wonderful and oversees old Amman. You can enjoy a short break in their cafe, and make sure to order lemonade. you can walk to downtown from there. A very nice place

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is amazing. There are always interesting exhibitions and space itself is wonderful- buildings, garden, little fountains around which tables are locate for cafe. It is very nice to have a coffee in a shade of trees and enjoy the view over Amman.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This gallery presents the collection of a notable Jordanian banker who once lived at the site. The buildings are truly impressive and the gardens likewise. The collections are a curious mix of photography, some paintings and a few sculptures, spread over three buildings. Be prepared to open doors to see what is on display, as the doors are typically kept... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I loved my visit to Darat al Funun. There was an interesting exhibition on when I visited so I was able to go from building to building, exploring the different houses set on different levels of a hill, that make up the gallery, and seeing a wide range of contemporary art at the same time. It was relaxing and peaceful... More

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Oslo, Norway
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Lovely place to sit, have lemon juice with fresh mint or tea and relax. The view over Amman is amazing from the beautiful garden is a must-see. Although you're still in the middle of Amman, Darat al Funun is a truly peaceful, quiet and relaxing place. One can only hear birds, cats and the water coming from the fountain. The... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Although there was not that much art to see, we had great time in Darat al Funun. We enjoyed the peaceful authentic atmosphere while sitting in the beautiful garden with view over Amman downtown and drinking black tea with mint. Plus is the library in the main building with interesting art books.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Climb the hills, negotiate the hugely long flights of steps and you will get to the house of art. Darat al-Funun is 'organised' of several terraces that are in themselves lovely - and at ground level it has wonderful Byzantine church as a bonus. The collection changes regularly.- Ghost Buildings when we were there, and much more. And you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is an old Arabian house that was renovated and turned into an art museum. As old Arabian houses, this house has a fountain in the yard and around it you can sit and enjoy something to drink. There is no entrance fees, the place closes on Fridays. I highly recommend this place for a break even if you are... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The location is lovely and peaceful, but don't expect a lot of art. There was hardly anything on display when we were there - a kind of retrospective of an Egyptian video artist with about two works on show - and thus there wasn't an awful lot to see. But tea in the garden was quite nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

On the hillside to the north of the downtown area, Darat al-Funun is a superb complex dedicated to placing contemporary art at the heart of Jordan’s cultural life. Highly recommended art gallery in Amman. Slightly out of the way but worth the trip. Ever changing exhibitions. Free entry.

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