Al Balad – Downtown Amman

Al Balad – Downtown Amman

Al Balad – Downtown Amman
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Gene
Doha, Qatar5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Downtown amman is chaotic in a good way.
Lots of shops, restaurants and cafes.
All near to historical site such as citadel and roman theater.
Written 22 April 2024
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Adrian
Bucharest, Romania15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Crowdy area with a lot of local shops where you can find almost anything, from souvenirs, hardware, grocerie market to living animals. Intense experience. Safe if you're careful when you cross the streets. It's like a street bazar.
Written 16 March 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I am glad that I stayed here for 3 days. Accross from my hotel is the Roman Theater that I can see it from my bedroom window for 24 hours.

There are shops, restaurants, stores, etc. on both sides of the main street. Went shopping here for some items that I badly needed. Vendors are kind and helpful here, found help in buying a lock for my suitcase. Note that only cash is accepted and haggling is practised here.

Along the way, also noted a big mosque that is opened only to Muslims, not opened for tourists.
Written 30 October 2023
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SJM Jordan
Amman, Jordan311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
This is the one place I make sure to take all guests from outside the country to, the walk there is really nice, you get to see the locals everyday life
Written 20 June 2023
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania33,366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The old part of the city. Mixed feelings. Seen from a distance, it seems somewhat beautiful, if you ignore the uniform, monotonous, sad color of the buildings. The streets are like a roller coaster route, in a permanent ascent and descent, interconnected by pedestrian paths made up of dozens, hundreds of steps. Up close, you encounter a lot of garbage on the streets, buildings with unmaintained facades, infernal congestion (both cars and pedestrians).
The area also looks like a huge bazaar, there are hundreds of small shops, with goods displayed on the sidewalks or hanging on the facades of the buildings. In the souks, agro-food markets, all kinds of products, vegetables, fruits, spices, meat, are sold in poor hygiene conditions.
However, the area has a certain charm, fully worth visiting.
Written 6 April 2023
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Jadranka P
London, UK731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Typical Arab bazar located in downtown area, next to the ancient ruins of the 6,000 seater Roman amphitheatre, constructed in the 2nd century when the city was known as Philadelphia. Walking around downtown towards the oldest mosque in Amman, you pass through numerous stalls selling all sort of goods and cafes/ restaurants with exotic smells. The traffic downtown is heavy and everything is buzzing with life and energy.
Written 27 February 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,987 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Amman downtown and the “Al Balad” souk practically coincide. The traditional point of reference of it (however relatively recent, dated from 1924, because as we know Amman is a recent city as a whole) is the Grand Husseini Mosque: from it the stalls of the souk branch off in various directions, with a specialization between areas which is typical of these markets.
Although it is not an extraordinarily large souk, it is nevertheless picturesque, and wandering among the stalls (at least those intended for food) is a joy for the eyes and for the smell. Recommended.
Written 12 October 2022
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DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK2,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I visited this area numerous times during my time in Amman as a solo female traveller and wandered down the little souls enjoying the hustle and bustle of locals lives. Very photogenic and enjoyable for buying some souvenirs, or just people watching!
Written 6 August 2022
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joannehurley
London, UK1,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We spent about two hours here today, we had a lovely time trying different fruits and cakes. The people were super friendly always saying hello and mostly speaking good English, they were also giving out free water, plus it was lovely to see real Jordanians at work and going about their business.
Written 29 May 2022
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PepyMasso
Sofia, Bulgaria369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Soak up the Orient 😀
Vivid, colourful, exotic, smells of spices, roasted nuts, chestnuts, corn and dozens of stalls selling sweets, confectioners, ice cream, toys on one side and shops on the other, selling souvenirs, clothes, fresh juices, parfumes, shining gold shops., cafés, restaurants, old buildings... Al Balad is a busy place, full of people and cars. Strangely enough, all this hustle and bustle is a kind of relaxing. Do not miss The Duke's Diwan - the oldest building in the heart of Amman, Roman theatre, Hashem restaurant, king Faisal avenue with beautiful tall palm trees. Enjoy during the day, also at night 😀
Written 24 February 2022
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