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Hussein Mosque

Listed under Mosques in Amman, Jordan.

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In the heart of the old downtown of Amman you’ll find the famous Hussein Mosque.  Built by King Abdullah I in 1924, and restored in 1987.

The mosque is more interesting as a hive of activity than for any architectural splendor; the precinct is a local meeting place and exudes an altogether Arab flavor.  It’s surrounded by fruit and vegetable souks, clothing vendors, roman ruins, and a lot of traffic and noise, but it still remains one of the focal points of downtown.  Amman is a growing city who has managed to hold on to it’s old town amidst many new modern changes.   Even though west Amman was shiny and new, I still preferred the grittiness of the old downtown and the history of the roman ruins scattered around the 7 hills of the city.

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Written by  Sherry Ott.

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