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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. 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 to visit full of heritage and history. Beautiful location oversees all of Amman. It was nice weather at this time of year. 
  • The views from the Citadel were great in every direction. The ruins themselves were pretty cool/interesting. There were a few information boards up which was something but a little more information wo...  more »
  • Interesting site, great views of the city, the big flagpole and the "old city" from above. The Torcello Museum with the oldest sculpture of a human
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  • This place is nice: old Roman Citadel with a great view over the city. It closes at 18:00. Come here at 17:30 and way for sun set. Unfortunately the place is not clean. They charge you 5 JOD to get in, but do not clean it: empty bottles etc around.
  • A wonderful historical landmark with plenty to explore. it also gives amazing views of the settlements nearby!
  • Even there are no busses from the airport directly to this site, we can use airport shuttle bus to the bus terminal then use taxi. FYI, taxi is the only cheap and possible transportation in Amman. Visit this site at 4-6, it's really awesome!
  • Amazing place and also one of the best areas on Amman to capture a panorama
  • 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.