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The Citadel

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #3 of 31 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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Lyon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great view about the town of Amman and inside the citadel an important archeological museum with rare pieces.

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Worth a look; nice view on Amman city and environs. Suggest read up on the area before arriving; felt the information from the paid tour guides was a bit rushed, given the plethora availability of other potential customers entering the site that day

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Peyia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a must when in Amman. Not only is the place fantastic but it also offers amazing views over the City and the Amphie theatre. The museum inside the citadel has many amazing items. Just check out the ancient glass vases. Amazing. I don't think a guide is a must but that is your choice.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I visited on September 19th as the call to prayer sounded...beautiful to hear all across Amman. The views were stunning and I was also kindly allowed in for free as I arrived late in the day!

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The views from the Citadel are amazing. The history is also amazing, with artefacts dating back nearly 4000 years. We had a guide, which costs 25JD, and he was great.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I loved the view from the citadel, and the history offered! The museum there was well thought out with interesting artifacts. Must see to appreciated Amman.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Besides the remaining columns of the Romans, the old settlement of Ummayad Dynasty around the location is amazingly impressive. With the explanation and computer -images I could read in several boards, I could imagine and visualize the stone houses and surrounding areas where the people used to live which was destroyed by the earthquake centuries ago. Simply magnificent. Just be... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Ah! the walk up the hill to the citadel ruins is sooooo worth it ! The crumbling structures provide good photo ops and the picturesque views from various angles of the hills make the city look so wonderful. There is a reasonably okay museum too, up there. All in all a chance to be one with history in beautiful locales.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

High up on an Amman hill, the views of the city are fabulous. It is mainly rubble, with a few columns and walls but it's an atmospheric spot, brought to life by our guide.

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I think its the one of this place which you need to see before you left the town. Its good place for relax, take a deep breath and just walk... View from here is really great!

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