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The Citadel

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #3 of 29 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the original Philadelphia, the ruins aren't as good as Jerash, but it's a nice little hour tour and only a few dinar to get in

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best to visit when not in hurry to enjoy the view over the Amman and have a slow walk. Jordanians are very friendly and welcoming and sometimes it is possible that guard turns in to the guide.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There was some good views and interesting monuments. However, the onsite museum was very disappointing.

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hengelo (ov)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited the Citadel on a very hot day right at the start of the Ramadan. We were with 15 people and had a guide for 15 JD. He took us around the site and had quite some interesting info to share with us. The views over Amman from the citadel are amazing. There is also a nice walkting tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Excellent site of the capital of the Amorites. We wish that we had visited the place during the cooler season. Too much to see, too little to explore. But it gives the wonderful history of the place. Worth the trip.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The site takes approximately 1 hr to walk around and it is well signposted. The ruins are in fairly good condition and some parts are particularly impressive. There is also a fantastic view of the city so it's worth going to. The museum inside the citadel is not well kept. We have visited in low season so it was very... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The historic ruins are quite good although they lost some of their impact as we had already been to Jerash and Petra before ending our tour with the citadel. If you get the opportunity, go to the Citadel before venturing outside of Amman and it will have a greater initial impact. There is a small museum that is worth a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place was especially of interest to me because I am originally from Philadelphia, PA, and at the Citadel I learned that Amman used to be called Philadelphia. How cool! Also, the view of the city of Amman that you get from the Citadel is unparalleled. I've never seen anything like it, it was gorgeous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Citadel stands on the highest hill in Amman and offers an amazing panoramic view of the city. Neolithic Age pottery found has been found here. There's history in many layers from the Roman to the early Islamic. There are the remains of the Temple of Hercules, of a Byzantine church, the Umayyad palace and mosque. An amphitheater lies at... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

very beautiful place, I recommend to look! Located in the heart of town and has a beautiful panorama!!!!)))))

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