Kan Zaman is an old family villa lovingly keeping alive stories of Jordan. Beautifully decorated. Looms, glass factory, arts and crafts plus a magnificent restaurant. The resort has a wide range of leisure activities and cultural activities. You can find everything from crafts to gold, spices to local fabrics in the local shops. The food is good and plentiful, and you'll be kept entertained with live music. It is rarely visited by Spanish tourists, I hope it will become better known from now on. For the locals here Fridays breakfasts are famous. Many families will spend the morning here. A range of delicious dishes is available, with a good tea or Arabic coffee and good company. Food includes Hummus, cheese, olives, beans, labneh (yogurt cream), olive oil, freshly baked bread ... All well seasoned with za'atar, a delicious blend of spices (oregano, thyme, marjoram ...) with the addition of olive oil ... Absolutely delicious. There are various activities for children, so what more can enjoy a relaxing time ...
One of the best art galleries in Amman. Makan House is a unique place for Contemporary Art. With exhibitions of young artists from across the region, Makan also welcomes those who wish to participate in workshops. Worth a visit, if only for the local area which is one of the most beautiful areas of the city. Open from 14h to 19h and closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The King Abdullah Mosque, dedicated by King Hussein's grandfather, can be seen from every point of the city. Big and bright, it can hold up to 7,000 worshipers. Beautiful from the outside, all white with blue domes, but on the inside it's very spartan. In addition to the objects for religious purposes, there's a huge chandelier, and an even bigger carpet that covers the entire floor. Non-Muslims are allowed to enter, even in the period of Ramadan, but you must remove your shoes before entering. If you're wearing shorts or a t-shirt, you will be given a robe at the entrance.
Souk Jara is one of the main attractions of Amman. It is a street market divided by the type of product sold: fruit and vegetables, clothes, shoes, furniture, and everything else you can imagine. It's found in the historic downtown area and, like any self-respecting market, it's a dynamic place full of shouts, calls and sellers drumming up business. The souk is not as large or as famous as those in Istanbul or other large Arab cities, but it is always an interesting place to visit to see how the locals live. The food vendors are always the most photogenic parts of these markets.
As we were walking through the souk in Amman we came across the Al-Husseiny Mosque, built by King Abdullah I (grandfather of the present ruler) in 1924. It was built on the foundations of another mosque dating back to 640 BC. We couldn't enter when we were there because it was closed for religious services.