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The Citadel

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Amman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely to go to, try and se it before the ampitheatre as then you are walking down hill, Great views but if you are scared of heights good luck.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great day spent at Citadel, after am at Roman Amphitheater. Hired a local guide on the spot who spoke great English. Took taxi up hill to citadel from amphitheater it would be a big walk up. Walked down to city center after tour. Great site to learn history of Amman and view sprawling city.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was one the best places I visited in Amman. It was just a taxi ride away and was able to combine this with a trip to the Roman Theater, which was just down the hill. Amazing views and amazing architecture. A must see in Amman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If u ever thought about what is the best place to see whole modern city from an ancient one then old Amman ( Philadelphia ) is the one to choose . a lot of ancient canals ,and walls , along with great pagan temple the umayyad palace along with the ancient mosque and church. shows all periods and history that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I went to The Citadel towards the end of the day, so I didn't go too far in. The view of Amman is just beautiful, and I stayed through the sunset which made it even more stunning and very romantic. The grounds are well maintained and next time I go I'll have to walk around and see more. You can... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After seeing some historical sites in Italy, I was STILL IMPRESSED with the Citadel. It is well preserved and maintained. If you like tour guides there are plenty to choose from. A must see for history buffs.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We arrived at the Citadel right when it opened in the morning. Although the ruins themselves are not great, the view of Amman was beautiful. If you have the time (around an hour), I would walk through the Citadel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The view over Amman from the Citadelle is beautiful especially at night. It is very well maintained , with very with clear signage . there is a museum next to it that is worth visiting..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I liked the path leading there and the peace and quiet there. No touting absolutely. Just that some places were out of bounds due to work in progress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It depends on what kind of landmarks you like, but this are ruins that need a lot of imagination I would rather go to Jerash or take more time to visit Petra, the Dead Sea, etc.

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