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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

That’s a MUST-GO absolutely 100%. The story lives there. You can d’amore the ruins together with the town 360 degrees. And it is a unique experience one will never forget. Go to Jordan. Always. Forever.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 194gianlucav
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best view to see Amman downtown, and the museum is great (no need extra fee to enter)! Not easy to get to the Castle. You can't miss it when visiting Amman! Jordan Pass is allowed to enter the Castle. Not far from the Rome Theater....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elliemurmur
Reviewed 3 days ago

The L-shaped hill situated at the center of Amman was a visible treat from the top ! Though a bit difficult climb for the seniors, stopping at intervals for the spectacular view of the city all around and beyond was worth the effort. . Among...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aliamma G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old people.may have a problem in climbing as certain parts of the place have a steep climb. Otherwise there us great History to learn from.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sheerazeba
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is an outdoor and indoor museum. The history dates back 7000 years ago. Good view of the city and amphitheatre from the view point. You can spend about an hour here even though you may not be a history geek. It's pretty impressive looking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Audrey J
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see attraction in Amman, located high above the old town you have an unprecedented 360 degree view of Amman. I've been there on a sunny day, great, but my latest visit on a gloomy, stormy, cloudy day was as impressive. To...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Citadel is a must visit attraction in Amman. Extremely well maintained ruins of Amman from over 2 Millenia! The site has Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad relics harking back to those times when Amman was called Philadelphia! One can easily spend 2 hours exploring The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Naazish
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recommend visiting in winter. Beautiful weather and unforgettable experience. There’s also a cafe on top of the hill where u can take a break and use their wifi to decide your next destination.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to see the sunset. Please note that all sites close early during winter around 4:30pm so plan your trip accordingly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yatri-Mamma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately some of the original structures have been "fixed" in order to preserve what is left but a good place to get a view of Amman and the Roman Theater.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ramanathanm
February 3, 2018|
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Response from SA312 | Reviewed this property |
A taxi to the citadel should cost no more than 4-5 JOD. For touring from there I would recommend looking at Lonely Planets excellent self-guided tour of Amman which is available freely (Links are not allowed here). I used... More
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*****4 Days Hotel stay in Beirut + 4 Days Hotel Stay in Byblos******* NB: -I only mentionned names of sites. -Details of attractions can be found on Tripadvisor. Beirut can be split over two days. Day 1: Beirut -Breakfast at Zaytuna Bay. -Visit Downtown Beirut: *The Roman Baths (behind the Serail) *The clock Tower *St Georges Orthodox Cathedral (make sure to check the museum underground!!! It's breathtaking) *Take a look at The garden of Forgiveness on your way to Mohammad...More
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Just back from a wonderful visit - my first for 20 years. I did the English free tour at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem which is just fascinating. No need to book and you dont need any identification. Thank you for enquiring for me Pitzikat. The Light and sound show at the Citadel is an absolute must - brilliant. In Tel Aviv went to both the Diaspora museum and the Hagana museum - extremely interesting. FYI having read quite a bit about ATMs - for some reason I found it difficult to withdraw...More
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Thank you very much for your feedback!! Glad you enjoyed it. Come back soon.
Lidia E
Rockville Centre, New York, United States
visiting Jerusalem this February (14 Replies)
My question Which tickets should I purchase before getting to Jerusalem? Do I needed it for Yad Vashem? The Israel Museum? the light show at the Citadel? I am taking a free walking tour on my first day there to get oriented Will have a few free days & many days free after 14hs Any suggestions will be very appreciated PS I had difficulties getting tickets to the Palmach Museum in Tel Aviv Would like to avoid the same in Jerusalem Thank you
January 08, 2018|
Response fromweezlikestotravel|
Yad Vashem is free. No tickets needed.