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Address: Swifiah, Amman, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 7 7759 7093
Description: This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different...
This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
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The Amman Citadel.

The citadel sits atop a hill in downtown Amman and at its greatest expanse must have been an awe inspiring sight for any want to be attacking armies. The place is like an other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The citadel sits atop a hill in downtown Amman and at its greatest expanse must have been an awe inspiring sight for any want to be attacking armies. The place is like an other Roman city in that it is virtually ruins nowadays. But wandering around the large site you get the feeling of how large it would be at... More 

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Florianopolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The day we visited the Citadel it was unusually hot for May, then we couldn´t really enjoy it. Also as i´ve seen Roman ruins before, i didn´t think those were impressive.

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Bombay,India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the well preserved site and had an enjoyable visit. Thanks to a helpful private guide i got a quick history lesson as well..

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to get a bit of a (crowded) overview of Amman and a great place to drop off down to the ampitheatre and the older city.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent view over Amman old town. Not much tourists around at the moment but locals come and go - so very quite, lot's of time to take photographs. The little museum is absolutely worth a visit, althouhg already bit outdated - but this makes it even more charmy.

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The view was amazing as well as the architecture. The call to prayer echoed across the city. A memorable visit.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice tranquil place, definitely worth seeing if staying in Amman. Only a short drive. Make sure to visit during the week in case more locales decide to visit during the weekend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You need to try and make time to visit this collection of structures that encompass ancient times !!! TThe views of Amman are spectacular and the Jordanian Museum hold artifacts that date back to 800BC!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Agree with positive reviews that its worth it - the museum is also interesting,... beautiful pics and helps you understand the history of Amman Tip: Take a hat and sunglasses as its quite hot as its open

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful and very interesting. Was very cheap to get in 2 JD each, and easy to walk around and explore. Very cool artefacts in the museum.... Definitely a must see!!!! The only disappointing part is all the rubbish and weeds around the site but that aside is a must see while in Amman.

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