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Address: Amman, Jordan
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This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different...

This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.

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Amman Citadel

Stopped by here during a down morning before starting work on a business trip. Easy to get to and only takes an hour or two to see everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Riverview, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Stopped by here during a down morning before starting work on a business trip. Easy to get to and only takes an hour or two to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's definitely worth visiting the Citadel, the temple of Hercules is stunning and shouldn't be missed

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the things if you are in Amman must see worth being there only 3 jd for non Jordanians , I love history and culture and its almost 2 hours slowly wake in there , you ll have the chance to take a look on many great civilizations occupied the area over there Romans ,Byzantine, Muslims and u ll... More 

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Izegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The citadel is certainly worth a visit when you are in Amman. Take a taxi to the entrance on top of the Jabal Amman, or better, take the local stairs whirling between the houses which bring you to the top in no time. Just ask a local and he will guide you this way, it's a lot shorter and nicer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your in Amman, you must see this place. It will take you an entire day. But what a history lesson. I can see the movie Ben Hur being filmed there.

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Thank Rick A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Citadel is a great historical place to see history and hike. Uiu can spend half day hiking if you like historical architecture. Its located on the top of Amman downtown and its a beautiful place to enjoy sunset and sometimes they have night activities.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent guide Faisal to take is around. We had in depth explanations and loads of photo opportunities. Amazing history attached to Amman and the diverse influences over time. Particularly enjoyed the figs growing just behind the small on site museum!

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Thank LucyCP
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to visit where you can have excellent panoramic view of the seven Mountains , Easy access and the fees are covered by the Jordan Pass.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing historic site but has a great need of some major supervision. There is a lack of officials on this property to deter people from climbing on ruins and going around caution tape. Our guide though informative, was rushed and at the end informed us that he needs to be compensated for giving a great tour. This... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are interested to see different periods of human history at the same spot then this is the place to go, multicultural place, yet preserved in a way that kept the essence of it, you see the new and old at the same moment, you know that life is a continuous events and it keeps moving with us and... More 

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