The Citadel

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The Citadel
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
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Sue M
Harpenden, UK245 contributions
If only in Amman
Nov 2021 • Couples
We went to Jerash before visiting the Citadel so it was a bit underwhelming. There is no comparison. But if you are only visiting Amman, it'll be worth a visit. And at sunset the view across Amman from the Citadel, with the sound of the call to prayer, is magical.
Written November 24, 2021
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Robert Clifton G
San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina20 contributions
The Citadel in Amman
Nov 2021 • Solo
Another must see when you are in Amman. This is a hilltop that has been the centre of religion and culture for Millenium. There is the temple to Hercules, the Umayyad Mosque, ruins of a Byzantine Church, and great ruins of the citadel. If you like history and ruins this is a beautiful place.
Written November 15, 2021
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4kath2010
Tsada, Cyprus103 contributions
An interesting place to visit.
Nov 2021
This was part of our tour with Jordan Select Tours. We were there just over an hour and had a really excellent guide called Joseph. He was very informative, and we enjoyed chatting with him as we walked around. The Citadel is an interesting place with wonderful views over the city of Amman.
Written November 14, 2021
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Kath
Paphos, Cyprus23 contributions
very interesting place
Nov 2021
We spent a good hour here being shown around by our Bedouin Guide (Joseph) There was a lot to see and learn about.
Written November 13, 2021
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Fadi
Amman, Jordan3 contributions
Worth the effort
Nov 2021 • Friends
Amazing ancient site .. worth the effort how the ancient city was built … just talk a walk amazing pictures with tourists
Written November 11, 2021
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Guy C
2 contributions
Walking in Amman
Nov 2021 • Couples
Extraordinary how you can walk all around this ancient site - really worth walking from Citadel to Rainbow st .
Written November 9, 2021
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LegalRover
1,844 contributions
Beautiful views of Amman
Sep 2021
I have been to the Citadel half a dozen times over the last several years and each time it is a marvel. The Citadel is one of the two must see places (the other being the Amphitheater) if you are visiting downtown Amman. Most of the buildings that are still visible are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. I think the Umayyad Palace is the most striking structure. It is a lot more interesting on the inside than the bland outside that makes it seem very unassuming and modest. It draws on Byzantine style and the entrance hall is shaped in a Greek cross. There is a huge water reservoir dug into the ground adjacent to the Palace and a Byzantine church on the other side of the Palace.

Another structure that is very interesting is the uncompleted Temple of Hercules and the colossal hand of Hercules (the rest of him is missing LOL).

As you are walking around the premises, you will find breathtaking 360 views of Amman. Also, you will see the very enormous Raghadan flagpole which was built in 2003 under King Abdullah II on the grounds of Raghadan Palace and is the tallest free-standing flagpole in the world at 126 meters tall.

I found the Jordan Archaeological Museum that is on the premises (small building) kind of boring since many of the artifacts are very similar to what you will see at the other museums in the downtown area (e.g., The Jordan Museum, museums at the Amphitheater, etc.).

The Citadel has served several entertainment events. In 2019, I went to the Coldplay concert that was the release of “Everyday Life”. If you have an opportunity to see a show at the Citadel, I suggest you go because it is very beautiful to be high up overlooking the city at night with all the lights.

The entry fee to the Citadel is 2 JD, or free if you have a Jordan Pass. Tour guides are available at the entrance but in my opinion are not needed as there are many informational signs around the site. Preservation is definitely lacking as one can climb on the historic structures as you will see many children do (as if it is a jungle gym).
Written November 6, 2021
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imark2011
Limassol City, Cyprus65 contributions
Spectacular view of Amman
Oct 2021
An amazing hill in the middle of Amman with a very strong vibe. You can have access to the whole Amman as is exactly in the middle. Perfect time to visit between 4-6!
Written November 3, 2021
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Belfasttravelguy
Belfast, UK1,565 contributions
Worth a visit
Oct 2021 • Friends
Definitely worth a visit when in Amman. Nice and open for walking around with no restrictions. Entrance fee was a few JD. The views over Amman city are really good and there is also a museum which you can have a look around. I would advise getting a taxi here and afterwards taking the steps down to the downtown area and the amphitheatre.
Written November 2, 2021
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Mo'ad Aldaoud
Amman, Jordan23 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2020 • Friends
I went ther with my wife and a group of friends who cam from out of town. We enjoyed it there, beautiful ancient.
You could use Jordan pass to enter or buy a ticket on the door, no big queue.
We went in Nov, it was cold.
Written October 20, 2021
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