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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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Come up tonthe citadel during a hot day and the call of prayer is happening..you will feel like you arr eric bana landing in a black hawk helicopter. Between the heat, the view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Come up tonthe citadel during a hot day and the call of prayer is happening..you will feel like you arr eric bana landing in a black hawk helicopter. Between the heat, the view and the call to prayer you appreciate the culture you have come to see. You get 180 degree vies of rock and old buildings and a massive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

History, right in the city. Very interesting and I was not expecting to find so much Roman history in Amman. So glad I got to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For history lovers this place has touch of Byzantine Empire, The Early Caliphate, Abadis, Ummayads - addition done by all.... from mosque to temple to church- All in one. Not to well maintained- Also get a great view of the Roman Amphitheater from here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best attractions to see in the city, and fairly accessible. The remains are in various states of ruin, but it's quite humbling to wander around something so historical. It's pretty easy to find as it's on the top of the hill, and on a clear day the views are breathtaking. It can get very hot,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good place to explore thousands of years of Jordanian history from the early Bronze Age up to Umayyad Caliphate. Nice pathways along the ruins and a museum with a collection ancient antiquities. You can hire a local guide or just wander around the ruins yourself. You get amazing panoramic views of Amman up here as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Its okay. the site is not very well kept and there is tons of water bottles lying around. could do will a little clean up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This ancient Roman site is definitely worth a visit especially if you have a guide who will have all the information relevant to the history of this place. The museum located at the site has many artefacts from the different periods involved . You have views all across Amman from the site, including the amphitheatre .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Citadel should be your first stop in Amman, historical ruins, beautiful unique scenery and a very interesting museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had no idea this place existed, my trip was fascinating and with the help of a guide I learned about the layers of (pre) history that make up this site. It gave a very good historical grounding for the remainder of my trip around Jordan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a wonderful site! The beautiful ruins are so well preserved and maintained! And the view of the city from this point is lovely. Don't miss the museum. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but within lie some very impressive relics and Dead Sea scrolls!

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