Do Petre ima malo više od 200 kilometara, ali svaki minut vožnje će vam se isplatiti na ovom čarobnommestu Petra is just over 200 kilometres away, but every minute of the drive will be worth it in this magical land Air Serbia » Er Srbija | 23 Looking to play amateur archaeologist? Well, a visit to the Amman Citadel and the Roman Theatre will feel like a journey back in time. Interested in getting immersed in Jordanian culture? Amman’s many art galleries and museums have you covered, and nothing can beat people-watching on Rainbow Street. Citadel You don’t have to go far to see amazing archaeological ruins in the Jordanian capital. The Citadel is home to historical attractions that date as far back as the Bronze Age. Check out the two massive pillars on a podium, representing landmarks that are all that remain of the Temple of Hercules. Nearby, you can also see a large, smooth stone sculpture of three bent fingers. This humanising fragment was once part of a colossal statue of Hercules. Take a peek inside the Jordan Archaeological Museum to learn more about these fascinating attractions. The Roman Theatre This antique attraction merges perfectly with Jordan’s historical heritage and the city’s vibrant modern-day life. Located a 20-minute walk from the Amman Citadel, the restored Roman Theatre serves to deepen tourists’ understanding of what Amman may have been like nearly 2,000 years ago. This masterpiece of architecture features a set of steep, curving spectator terraces that can seat up to 6,000 people. Rainbow Street This famous street in the historical district of Amman offers a relaxing space to explore part of the capital on foot. Boost your energy with a cup of tea at one of the lovely cafés that line Rainbow Street, then find some souvenirs to take home. Falafels There are tons of local restaurants that churn out piles of these famous chickpea fritters, and you can easily eat your way through the city on a quest to find your favourite falafel joint. Day Trips You can reach the Dead Sea attractions from Amman via a drive lasting around 90 minutes. Get a dose of nature therapy at the nearby Mujib Biosphere Reserve. Explore the well-preserved Roman ruins in Jerash, about 50 kilometres north of Amman. See the famous cross on Mount Nebo and the ancient mosaics in Madaba. And while just one afternoon in Petra might not be enough to see everything, a visit to that famous attraction is indeed doable as a day trip from Amman. Petra, the Dead Sea and falafels FOTO: Depositphotos FOTO: Depositphotos / Alexey Stiop