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The Citadel

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Amman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
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cairo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Panoramic view of Amman was amazing! There isn't much to see asides. Really boring if you're alone and don't have a tour guide to explain more about the local history Watch out if you're a female solo visitor, I saw an American getting harassed by locals.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Citadel is the best place to get a good overview of down-town Amman, away from the more westernised parts of the city like Abdoun and Shmeissani. You can even see the amphitheatre from the Citadel and the kids love exploring the ruins.

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Saltillo, Mexico
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very nice experience the visit to this arqueological site, worth doing it with a guide to get full story at entrance of site will be some guide that offer their service, negotiate a reasonable price and worth the experience, caution with sun and hour of tour, take hat and water. I personally recorded the guide explanation. If using taxi ask... More

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The ruins and the old museum, 1940s, displays.. wonderful. There is a good idea of what it once was, and the few remains of a large Roman statue of Hercules.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a very pleasant walk through ruins spanning a lot of centuries. Can't remember all of the names of the occupying peoples, but a succession came through over many centuries and added their distinctive improvements. There are fortifications with arrow slits, cisterns for catching and storing rain water, former statuary locations, marble fragments of a hand and elbow from... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Would not recommend this in August...heat pretty brutal...but we persevered at a site that speaks to 7000 years of history, gives you a feel for where Jordan was in antiquity, and terrific ruins to view...suggest a guide...we paid $40 for the three of us for about 1.5 hour reasonably fast paced tour...worth it as makes the site come alive more... More

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Well, it's the only historical place to see in town. Rather, focus on the beautiful places in Jordan.

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Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Place is nice. We spent there few hours. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed our time fullest. There was lot things to see and the view to city was amazing.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visited this place in March along with my class mates - it is one of the most beautiful places in Amman. Located downtown, the Citadel is situated strategically on the top of the city. One can see all Amman from here and also the tallest flag in Jordan. The fee is very small, about 1.5 dinars but the view... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took a guide which was very helpful as a lot of it has eroded and hard to make out. Excellent views of the city as we'll if you like to take photos.

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