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The Citadel, Amman

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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. Work out when and for how long to visit The Citadel and other Amman attractions using our handy Amman family vacation planner.
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  • I've been in Citadel in Amman in Jordan, too magical place and open until the 5:00 pm ludico ticket costs 1dinar baratissimo Jordanian and well worth a beautiful panoramic view of the entire city of Amman and Greek works and ancient monuments do not miss to visit Citadel Callaha Jabah in Arabic chat kkkkkk
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  • Cost of entry with a Jordanian citizen 1 j c alien 3. At the entrance of many guides offer their services, but everywhere there are plaques with descriptions in both Arabic and English. Overlook Amman
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  • Located close to Amphitheater and a must visit in Amman. Gives a glimpse of Roman architecture. Not sure about taking guides (approx 25JD). One can spend 1-2 hours and taking few photos near the pilla...  read more »
  • I regard this as the highlight of Amman. You get a lot of tour guides offering trips up here but honestly it's pretty easy to walk it. Yeah it's a bit of a hill but nothing too bad. It's 15-20 minute walk from Downtown. When you get there there will be guides there who offer their services if you want to take it. I decided to explore by myself. It took me about 2 hours to walk around the complex. It's a mixed bag with some ruins almost totally destroyed while others looking almost like they did back in the day. There are some information points along the way which help explain its extensive history. There is also a museum there but I have to say it's seen better days. It's pretty dated looking. You also get pretty nice views of Amman at large.
  • A wonderful historical landmark with plenty to explore. it also gives amazing views of the settlements nearby!
  • Fresh air, great views, and interesting archaeology. Also a great place to people watch. Highly recommend finding the stairs to the top (from the Roman Theater or Souk), if you have sturdy shoes. The cafe/kiosk has wifi. The guides are very friendly and speak excellent English.
  • Great guides, amazing view of the Roman Theater and Amman in general, ruins and museum are preserving so much history!
  • Was very surprising to me that almost all the remnants of the ancient architecture and arts were approachable, touchable. Can feel ancient days very closely.
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