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The Citadel

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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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Great site of old ruins, excellent views over Amman

Good ruins of ancient temples, great views over Amman. Take a taxi up and down, its a longer walk than you think. People with difficulty walking should abstain.

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

Good ruins of ancient temples, great views over Amman. Take a taxi up and down, its a longer walk than you think. People with difficulty walking should abstain.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very nice open area that looks out over Amman. Ruins and a museum that is very interesting. Nice view of the amphitheater below. A must-see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

For any traveler to Jordan, you must go to this place A well preserve historical site which will tell you clear chronology of Middle East and Jordan history Then you will know why the country has beautiful culture and people! The citadel provide well documented history and with help of tour guide within the complex, you will find lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to see, right in the middle of downtown Amman. Highly recommend going and gawking at the amazing structure built ages ago that just doesn't seem to fit, but also does. It's worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Right in the middle of the city is the Citadel, towering over the rather nondescript city of Amman. You can walk a rather steep uphill from the Roman Amphitheater to the attraction in about 20 minutes. The signage is well done in Arabic and English and the free onsite museum, accessible with your 1 JD admission fee, is worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Took some time of a busy business schedule to visit these amazing sites in Amman. an interesting place which takes you back in time. authorities have marked the periods of all the ruling dynasties of this glorious city. this bit of information helps unplanned travelers like me who make a detour to visit sites and monuments during business trips. all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We got to the Citadel at around 4 pm, when the official opening hours were finished. But a nice guy offered to go with a us on a private tour for 20JOD, so we got to go in and see the nice ruins and the breathtaking view of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The whole history of Amman in one place the view is fantastic it is filled with serenity if you go off the beaten path. The energy of the place is astounding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the most beautiful historic sights in the city. With a very small fee, you get to see a very charming view over Amman. They have Citadel Summer Festival. Where the stage has the city as a background - divine. Had the chance to play with the orchestra there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This site is probably one of the best historical sites of Amman. It's very high, therefore expect a colder weather with a lot of wind. When you enter, you buy a ticket, it's 1 dinar = 1.41 Dollars per person ( foreigner price). You should get a booklet from the administration for information about the site. At the beginning a... More 

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