The Citadel, Amman

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Dating back to the Neolithic period, The Citadel shows archaeological evidence of use and occupation by numerous fallen empires. Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad ruins dot the site, located in the middle of downtown Amman. Highlights include a temple to Hercules, with remains of a massive statue of the god and a domed Umayyad palace. Visit the museum on premises to learn more about the site's history, and take photos to your heart's content among the varied and imposing ruins. Use our Amman driving holiday planner to visit The Citadel on your trip to Amman, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We walked here from Rainbow street, it was a bit of a hike. Remember your Jordan Pass includes entry to this site. Lovely views of the city.  more »
  • We went up here thinking we would spend about 30 to 45 minutes. Spent over 2 hours really enjoying the whole place. Very historical and interesting. Go early as it gets busy after 10am. Wonderful view...  more »
  • Lovely afternoon. Great views, very interesting, can see the whole city. All the staff very friendly and polite. Definitely worth seeing  more »
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