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The Citadel

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #3 of 31 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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Perth, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Citadel provides an impressive view of the city. Ruins are in a reasonable condition. Museum is worth a look

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cyprus
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. Within the site there is also a museum which is also fantastic. Items displayed date from 10,000 years ago. Brilliant. The citadel site is great, really good looking ancient site. Fab for taking photos. Loved it. Do not miss it.

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Finland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you visit the Citadel as you get the most fantastic birds eye view of Amman and the Amphitheatre, as well as seing the interesting pillars and ruins up there

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This site is historical but loads of rubbish and loads of unnecessary things around it makes you feel bad about it. Another issue is the taxi drivers there they just want to take you to dead sea or other places I asked them to drop me to the hotel they refused saying walk till the end of the street and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very little remain of the ruins here but it must have been a spectacular site. All that is left of a once magnificent statue is a hand, but the size of it must have meant it was an impressive sight above the city. There is a small 1950's style museum with some very old artefacts. The position means it has... More

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Speers Point, Australia
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243 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

No shortage of things to see up here! Best known for the relics that originated in Roman and Umayyad periods but for us the best part of the attraction was the views over Amman. Pros: Easy of access (OK ... it's up a steep hill, but a taxi will only charge JOD2 to drive you up - easy walk down),... More

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Athens, Greece
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Citadel is one of the few sights that we managed to visit in Amman. Thanks to its location, it offers a panoramic view of the city while the well-preserved monuments are worth the visit. All signs were translated in English as well and there is a wealth of information throughout the walking paths. Keep in mind that it closes... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great views from the top and an interesting museum, do go - but take a sun hat!! Not too much left of the original but you can see the outline and the battlements

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Kansas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been there multiple times and every time I visit The Citadel I discover a new charming side of Amman. This ancient site is filled with history and mystery. From the Temple of Hercules to the Byzantine Church, this hill is one of the world oldest continuously inhabited places. If you are in Amman, it's a must :)

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Be sure to employ a guide to describe all the ruins and help you understand their significance in the development of Jordanian civilisation. Our driver Mohammad Salameh from Jordan Direct Tours found us an excellent university graduate at the site. Don't miss the little museum which is packed with amazing treasures and relics.

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