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The Citadel

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #3 of 30 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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Dubai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I visited this place in March along with my class mates - it is one of the most beautiful places in Amman. Located downtown, the Citadel is situated strategically on the top of the city. One can see all Amman from here and also the tallest flag in Jordan. The fee is very small, about 1.5 dinars but the view... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We took a guide which was very helpful as a lot of it has eroded and hard to make out. Excellent views of the city as we'll if you like to take photos.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed a few hours strolling about taking in the beautiful Citadel and Roman ruins. We wandered through the streets of downtown Amman and the locals pointed to a back street that led up the side of the hill and into the Citadel complex. The ruins are quite photogenic and my partner spent a great practicing his clicking action while... More

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Zurich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Take a guide and stay one or 2 hours. Very nice views over the entire city of Amman. Very safe, clean area, well maintained, huge history behind every single stone.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Amman Citadel is a national historic site at the center of downtown Known as Jabal al-Qal'a, with Roman historic structures, tombs, arches, walls and stairs. There is a beautiful view for the Roman theatre from up. The Umayyad Mosque also lies in there within the borders of the site. The Amman Citadel is also the site of Jordan Archaeological... More

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Lahti, Finland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This citadelhas more than 7000 years of history. Amman has been remarkable city in the Middle East for the milleniums. Entrance fee is cheap (includes museum), tour guide costs extra. With a little extra care this place would be even more enjoyable.

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Doha, Qatar
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The site is nice to see but is poorly maintained if not maintained at all. Nevertheless it is a must see when in Amman.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very interesting to visit also the small street around the citadelle. Great view of Amman from their. Better go by taxi, as taxis in Amman are Not expencive.

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nothing special. The Museum is very small. The smallest I've ever seen. The whole area is ok but it is not something that you will remember for your whole life.

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Calgary, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There is a fee to go in and it is worth hiring a guide. Make sure they speak a proper English you can understand. Wear sun c Screen and bring water. The tour takes approximately an hour. While not as breath taking as some of the other ruins I have visited in Jordan, it was still well worth the visit.

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