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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 #19 of 71 Activities in Amman
Type: Art Galleries, Theaters, Shopping & Fashion, Theater & Concerts, Museums
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Type: Art Galleries, Theaters, Shopping & Fashion, Theater & Concerts, Museums

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A wonderful break from all the ancient ruins. It is a picturesque place, with several art galleries in separate buildings and views on the city. The exhibitions might not be thrilling, but the peaceful atmosphere and the lovely surroundings were definitely worth our time. A big positive surprise and a highlight of our short visit in Amman.

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Jeddah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Amman it's on high hill give you a wonderful view You can set and have a cup of tea for relaxing It has nice gallery and sometimes it host exhibition My advice use a taxi to visit it.

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Tychy, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Darat al Funun - place of art is indeed dedicated to those who are open for any kind of art experience. Spacious exhibition rooms, affordable cafeteria, beautiful garden with an amman verview and free-to-use, well equipped art library. In the area of Darat al Funun are other interesting art spots - cafe art hubs, galleries and open creative spaces.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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348 reviews 348 reviews
97 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 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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London
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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