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Duke of Mukhyber's Residence

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Address: King Faisal Street, Amman, Jordan
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The signage stated oldest townhouse and the first Post Office of Amman. It has news articles on Mamdouh Bisharat and paintings.

Reviewed 24 December 2016
G L
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The signage stated oldest townhouse and the first Post Office of Amman. It has news articles on Mamdouh Bisharat and paintings.

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Thank G L
Amman, Jordan
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A wonderful place in Amman downtown, nice to be visited by any visitor interested in culture, civilization, art, and literature

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1 Thank AliFayyad
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

To start, no Duke lived in this building. A rich local bought it and decided to turn it into a museum. It has odd opening hours - sometimes it opens in the mornings; other times at night, depending on staff availability, I was told. When it is open, large signs are placed on either side of the steps. It is... More 

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1 Thank Pepe S
Amman, Jordan
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Worth a visit when you are Downtown as it is so unexpected! It's also then worth going around the corner for a slice of knafeh - the long queue is testament to its quality!

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Amman, Jordan
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Other than the fact that's one of the oldest building in downtown , there is nothing special about it. You have to climb 28 steps ( many of them broken , so mind your steps!!!) . The flat has nothing special: ordinary furniture, old pictures and newspapers ; it is very dark inside and dusty. I was the only visitor... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Having been told should not miss this time capsual I found it difficult to locate and frankly disappointing when I did , it was unloved and whilst there were a few interesting artefacts they were not really displayed , more a voyage of discovery , there was someone in attendance but she was more intent on focusing on her mobile... More 

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1 Thank Lionel W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Fairly easy to find and worth a quick visit. The Duke is really friendly. Gives you an insight into the Amman of 50-60 years ago.

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1 Thank Fencerjohn
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Nice slice of a time gone by. Great to see that little has been touched by time. It is like a time capsule on the Duke's period in Amman

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New Britain Ct USA
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

You will pass it on downtown walking tour. We were given a free tour and it was a nice surprise . Last of mansions from Ottoman era.

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Amman
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328 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

The Duke of Mukhyber's Residence is a rather odd place. It was quite difficult to find. l I had almost given up and went into the Al Rasheed Court Cafe for some refreshment only to discover I could see the 'Duke's Residence' from their balcony! The Duke's residence is a strange mixture of old items and photographs in a decaying... More 

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