Al Balad – Downtown Amman

Al Balad – Downtown Amman

Al Balad – Downtown Amman
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Adrian
Bucharest, Romania11 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 March 16, 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,537 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 October 30, 2023
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SJM Jordan
Amman, Jordan224 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 June 20, 2023
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 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 April 6, 2023
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Jadranka P
London, UK723 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 February 27, 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,726 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 October 12, 2022
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DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK1,593 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 August 6, 2022
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joannehurley
London, UK1,119 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 May 29, 2022
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PepyMasso
Sofia, Bulgaria355 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 February 24, 2022
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AlDON B
Amman, Jordan142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Nice experience at amman Jordan with nice people as well 😀
Thank youuuu all nice Jordanian people and delicious food
You should try Mansaf
And for breakfast you should try falafel and hummus so delicious of course you will like it so much and I forgot shawarma it's really unforgettable 😋
Written December 12, 2021
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