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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  • The Citadel is located in the city limits, so there can be and walk and take a taxi to get there. Running the Citadel of up to 4 hours, so hurry up. From the Citadel is a great view of the city! A very interesting Museum inside. In General, plan to spend hours -2 1.5 here.
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  • You would like this attraction if you are interested in history but we say this after visiting Petra and Wadi Rum and this faded in comparison. You might want to include this in the starting of your t...  more »
  • This is jewel located in the old part of Amman. The views are spectacular where you can see the city and the Roman amphitheater. As you walk around you will see the ruins of the Herculean Temple, a By...  more »

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