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Darat al Funun

Address: 13 Nadeem al Mallah Street, Amman 11183, Jordan
Phone Number: 962-6 4643251
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Ranked #15 of 25 Attractions in Amman
Type: Art Galleries, Theaters & Stadiums
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Type: Art Galleries, Theaters & Stadiums

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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Have visited a number of times to view various exhibitions the most recent being early photographs from Jordan , Egypt and Palestine which were all beautifully displayed . The venue is a collection of twenties / thirties houses perched above old Amman and the views from same are truly delightful

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Amman, Jordan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Balmain, Australia
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324 reviews 324 reviews
92 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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