King Hussein MosqueApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

In the heart of the city lies this treasure of Islamic architecture, one of the religious highlights of any tour. From the Nymphaeum, the short stroll to the King Hussein Mosque bustles with pedestrians, juice stands and vendors. The area around the King Hussein Mosque, also known as the al-Husseini Mosque, is the heart of modern downtown Amman. The Ottoman-style mosque was rebuilt in 1924 on the site of an ancient mosque, probably also the site of the cathedral of Philadelphia. Between the al-Husseini Mosque and the Citadel is Amman’s famous gold souq, which features row after row of glittering gold treasures.

Courtesy of Jordan Tourism Board