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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 place to see in Amman - Don't miss

It is the top site in Amman - a must visit if you are in Amman for the first time. It offer great view of the Amman city as well as the beautiful roman ruin columns. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It is the top site in Amman - a must visit if you are in Amman for the first time. It offer great view of the Amman city as well as the beautiful roman ruin columns. It is short taxi ride from down town and should not cost you more than 2 JD. Ticket is also only 2 JD. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Very highly recommended. There's the historical ruins as well as the (small) museum and amazing views of the city, but also if you time it right you can hear the call to prayer air throughout the city every hour. All the speakers on all the mosques are electronically linked, so there's this impressive vibe as it reverberates throughout the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing like Citadel, you can live in the heart of Amman specially when watching an event in open-air, awesome view for the best city in Jordan.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Was quite informative and satisfying due to our great tour guide. Along with the Citadel story he told a lot about the country, it's history and the current situation both in the Middle East and in Jordan .

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was a very cool attraction. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Allow yourself an 45 minutes to an hour to go through everything.

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Alex,Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The one citadel and the temple of Hercules are quite interesting, not to mention the view, there is also an archaeological museum, driving, taking a taxi or even going up hill on foot, it's accessible

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Allow yourself a couple of hours at least to walk around this very interesting site. Panoramic views of Amman abound and there is a lot of well indicated information sites available as you walk. Entry is free, guides can be hired at the gate - at a cost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Citadel is a great view to get a bird's eye view over Amman and learn more about the history of the city. It is very clean and well-organized.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited here after being to Jerash so it was not as overwhelming as Jerash. However still a great place to visit. Get a fabulous view over the city. The restoration work is amazing. Well signposted with information. No real need to get a guide (which are at the front gate waiting for you to engage them..for a fee)

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Citadel is great for history and archaeology fans. The museum, despite plain appearances, is full of incredible artifacts, particularly pre-Roman. I recommend hiring a guide, found at the entrance for a reasonable price, to provide detail and flavor of the site. The view at the top of the Roman amphitheater and surrounding city is stunning and alone worth the... More 

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