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The Citadel

Amman, Jordan
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Private Half-Day Jerash and Amman City...
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Amman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Citadel is a great place to have a chilled walk with the excellent view of old Amman. It's definately worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is where civilizations fought to conquer Amman. Make sure the citadel is on your list when you visit Amman. For a 360 view of Amman, the citadel is the place to go. In Ramadan and Summer times many events are organized here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful ancient Roman ruins in old city, Amman. Very enjoyable archeological museum, its very interesting with good explanations. great views of the city, You can see the entire city from here. Well worth the visit for the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This, along with the amphitheater, are must sees in Amman. The site is basic, but gives a general idea of the original structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was very nice place with interesting history and sites. It was very windy so take some warm clothes with you there. The panoramic view was amazing . You could see the whole city and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Even though we visited in November, it was very hot but well worth the trip Our guide spoke English very well and was very knowledgable. We were able to book him for a trip to Petra and then on to Aqaba. It is much better to do this than take part in some organised tour. It is cheaper as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

well managed with well laid out pathways and good storyboards throughout, excellent views of the ampitheatre and across the city hills, interesting small museum. fascinating Greek, Roman and even bronze age remains. Well worth a 3hr explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

After spending the morning at Jerash I was worried that the citadel might cause ruin fatigue but just the Monumental Gate made it my favourite spot in Amman. The structure is small but beautiful and the view of the city from up there is incredible. A must see in Amman.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went to Jordan with one thing in mind....Petra. I didn't know a lot about Amman and was surprised to be able to visit this archaeological site in the city. The Citadel as well as the nearby amphitheater are beautiful and worth seeing. The small museum in the amphitheater has some interesting displays- definitely worth walking through. There are great... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The views from the top show the vastness of the city and combining this with the ancient monument at the top gives you breathtaking views. Entered the site at opening time and it was empty, parties of school children started to arrive and it changed the atmosphere of the place. Give yourself time to wander and look at all of... More

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