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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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Thousands of years of history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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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 NEW

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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Katanning, Australia
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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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Arizona
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You actually have to hike all the way to the top of Amman to see this. You can take a taxi too. There are many old ruins from the Ottoman age, Roman age, Byzantine age etc around this site. If you are in Amman you must visit this place.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Spend some time here! Walk around and take in the views of the city. There's a number of ancient sites dating back before a then through the Roman period on into modern times. Well worth the visit and don't forget to go to the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This citadel is so well preserved, you can spend hours walking around, imagining how it was at that time. I loved Amman, its people, their kindness. I would love to go back and certainly recommend it.

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