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 at the heart of the city and offers a fabulous panoramic view of the entire city. The historical and archaeological parts of this tourist attraction are absolutely phenomenal. T...  more »
  • There's plenty to see here but the Citadel's most striking sights are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace. Located in the center of Amman, this is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. This is ...  more »
  • Thousands years of history in one spot. Add to it a prime spot to gaze at downtown amman. A must visit. Only downside is the museum which need a proper retrofit.  more »
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  • It's a vantage point. Beautiful view of the city. I was there in the morning, preferably travel during the evening. Remains open till 7pm or 8 pm in the evening. Don't forget to carry a camera! Has a nominal free of 2 or 4 jd.
  • Expected more to see from this place, it filled with history, but no one is helping that history elastase! A lot of stones and rocks are on the ground, the site isn’t always clean, and you barely can find help.
  • Not at the top of my list of places to see but worth a visit if you have some time. Lots of history here, not well marked. It does give a good view of Amman.
  • Excellent, beautiful place. Pretty large area so plan to spend at least half a day. Historical, very educational. Not to be missed.
  • Amazing historical site with a great back drop of Amman coty. Extremely easy to get there and enter an event fee is not to expensive.

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Amman accommodations sit at all points on the spectrum, and you'd expect nothing less from a capital as diverse and eclectic as this. The more budget-friendly options, in the form of simple hotels, guesthouses, and hostels, lie predominantly in the downtown area, with the narrow, maze-like streets housing countless accommodations around each corner and over each hill. If you're looking for something a little more luxurious and with calmer surroundings, then the business districts to the northeast represent the best places to look, with high-rise chain hotels jostling for position along the main shopping streets and next to scenic parks and plazas.
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