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Darat al Funun

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Address: Nadeem al Mallah Street 13, Amman 11183, Jordan
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Private Half-Day Jabal Al-Weibdeh Walking Tour for Art Lovers in Amman
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Hidden and serene

As a location I find Darat al Funun fascinating, not only does it hold a number of early 1900's houses but also is home to a late roman temple turned church turned shrine. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 1, 2017
Bashar T
Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

As a location I find Darat al Funun fascinating, not only does it hold a number of early 1900's houses but also is home to a late roman temple turned church turned shrine. The upper area/ house has a lovely little covered area with a fountain were you can take tea and enjoy the atmosphere- artists and musicians usually visit-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Living just above this cultural place in Jebel Webdeh, i am used to go there, discover the new exhibitions, walk among some of the most beautiful houses in amman and a nice park and after that take a drink either on the shady terrace or in front of the view over amman. I warmfully recommand this place for a quiet... More 

Thank Le B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I live nearby and I love visiting this nice art gallery and beautiful garden. I enjoy the ruins of a Byzantine church below. I enjoyed recently an exhibition on glass fishes, that was really fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Interesting place across different buildings and terraces. Few visitors which was good for lingering visit. Gardens well maintained and lovely to sit in courtyard for drinks. Found the video of the Palestine farm which was reduced over the years by the Israeli government quite shocking and destructive. Leaving the family in disarray, all the time maintaining their dignity and bits... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Darat al Funun is a small museum that is focused on Arab contemporary art and is situated in a former residential housing compound in Jebel al Luweibdeh. It also contains a very nice shaded garden with a fountain and a minimalist cafe. It's great to visit anytime if you just want to chill out and drink coffee, but if you... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

If you have walked for miles and miles sipping tea here smelling the flowers and enjoying the little fountains is define. We didn't see a lot of the Art but we surely enjoyed the area a lot.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Very hard to find! This was on our to-do list, with another one close by apparently undergoing renovations. Halfway down a long, steep flight of stairs an open door in the wall led into a shady space with some tables - no sign at the door, no-one to answer our queries. A children's creative workshop was taking place, so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

this is the place where you can see the history of Amman whihc start from hundreds years by Ottoman time and the best arts they did in there homes you can see the pasha homes and collects

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

This place contains contemporary Jordanian/Palestine art. Has small but decent collection. The views of the city from its small roman gardens with mini fountains is amazing. Good place to visit in the afternoon, sip tea and read a book. Seems that it is frequented by expats a lot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

We found this place by accident, having seen some people walking up a steep hill and towards an arty district in Amman. We walked in, for free, and started wandering down the various galleries. The setting is amongst some beautiful green trees and gardens, with some ancient ruins scattered amongst some of the artwork in the gardens too. There is... More 

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