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Address: Swifiah, Amman, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 7 7759 7093
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Description: This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different...
This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
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Wish I had more time there

we stopped here for about an hour. If you really want to look at things you need more time. What I did get to see was very interesting and really opened my eyes to Jordan.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Apodaca, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

we stopped here for about an hour. If you really want to look at things you need more time. What I did get to see was very interesting and really opened my eyes to Jordan.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

While the ruins at the Citadel are not as large or in as good condition as some other ruins in the middle east, the setting is spectacular. Roaming around up on the hilltop above the rest of Amman is excellent. The no pressure atmosphere above the chaos of downtown is welcome treat.

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Sevilla La Nueva, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I might be too well traveled because compared to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, the Alcazaba in Malaga, Spain, and the pyramids in Egypt...this was just ok. Nothing too spectacular. Some nice views of Amman city from the top and you can see the Roman theatre also.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Truly amazing historical site Spectacular view of the city Particularly amazing was Hercules Temple A nice quaint museum housing old artifacts right from history of mankind till date...a down walk down memory lane

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Citadel is on a top of a hill in the center of Amman. Being 67 years of age, I took a Taxi to the top (1JD) and walked down the hill. I am a history buff and a "slow" traveler, so I spent several hours here. The cite is huge, with a fine museum, and great signage. An easy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The Citadel is not only a simple must see of Amman it gives you a glimpse of how the Romans lived when you walk around and try to imagine what it looked like. You can easily explain the site and what is remaining to kids to explain them historic life. The Hercule temple with its remaining stones is amazing. It... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

you can c all Amman from up there, not much to do there but connect to a great old culture in a breathtaking view

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Since you are in Amman, it will be sad if you have to leave without seeing this historical site. What is significant is to know that Amman has been occupied by at least the Romans, Byzantines, and Umayyads. What you get to see: Temple of Hercules (partly reconstructed), a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace but not much else. And... More 

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Chinteche, Malawi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The citadel is a large ruin on a hilltop near the center of Amman. It has been used by several civilizations and there was quite of bit of information on signs around the site. Entrance was 2JD and we passed on the guide. We walked around for about an hour and half. There is a small museum on site that... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great place with a lot of history;) Go there when it is the salat ( pray time ) in the evening. Then you can see the town benith you and the pray from the moskes ;) Enjoy

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