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The Citadel, Amman

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Ruin Historic Site
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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  • Nice place and very friendly to see the old amman and the special character of the city Very recommended  more »
  • We visited as an afternoon visit from our hotel. We did not get a guide, but we should have to fully understand the history. The sights are marked with explanations.  more »
  • Fantastic view for amman that can be major reason to visit this place .. There is a little museum ana you have to visit roman theatre as well .. taxi cost 3 JD max  more »
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  • For a modest entry fee (2JD, for non-residents) the Citadel offers impressive ruins of the Temple of Hercules and a beautiful view of Amman, including a great vantage point to see the Roman Amphitheater below. The small museum is included with your ticket, but has very few artifacts and information. There are guides for hire at the front entrance.
  • It is one of the places that you should visit in Amman if you love historical places. It is like each civilization has a sevonir here
  • Nice place for those who loves history. With great view for the city .
  • Overlooking the old city Amman, interesting ruins that proves the city was populated continuously for the last passed 9000 years, humble museum on the top, local tour guides, toilets and small shop available.
  • beautiful place in the heart of old Amman looks over the city centre 😃 you can see there the Jordan archaeology museum