Amman Citadel, Amman

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  • Address: Amman, Jordan
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +962-64638795
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
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About Amman Citadel, Amman

This hill, one of the seven that make up Amman, is of historical interest not just to the country of Jordan back to the entire human race. It has been settled by humans for more than 18,000 years as far back as the Paleolithic Age. After the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian occupations, the Romans came, and destroyed much of what came before them. Later the area was occupied by Byzantine and Ummayad rulers. It's a began to seriously decline after the thirteenth century. The highlights of the complex are:

  • Roman Temple of Hercules - From the 2nd century
  • Umayyad Palace - 8th century palatial complex
  • Umayyad water cistern - Huge hole in the ground with steps leading down, 1 super light water
  • Byzantine church - 7th century construct destroyed by quakes and with a few mosaics
  • Ayyubid watchtower
  • Also on site is an archaeological museum which has been covered as a separate attraction

You will find that ticket office on the road leading up to the entrance. It is recommended that you hire one of the license to guide to show you around. They are multilingual and really know the place. 

Amman Citadel Information

  • It is best to take a taxi up to the Citadel. The alternative is a steep Ascent on foot.

Amman Citadel Ticket Prices

  • Guides: JD15 

How To reach Amman Citadel by Public Transport

  • Drive or take a taxi to here.
  • There may be a bus station nearby.

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Amman Citadel, Amman Reviews

  • This historical place is very magical. It has one of the best views of the city, it’s like seeing a panorama picture in real life. You’ll enjoy the old monuments here, the museum and the long walk here. Best time to visit is on spring and the begging of the summer. Would recommend this place so badly. I just love it.

  • This is just a great see in Amman.we did the whole situation walk and started with the citadel. Its soooo cool. The history is amazing and be sure to take some time at the museum. The detail of the structures are incredible so be sure to take your macro lenses with you as well. The shadows that change as the day runs on by the sun moving brings forth some amazing pics. Here is just a few I could grab with my mobile.

  • Nice place to visit if you're in Amman (what is apparently everyone who comes by plane). You will have also a nice view to Amman because it's on a hill. But I wouldn't go to Amman especially just to see that. Jordan has got more interesting things to visit. But again: if you have a free afternoon or morning in Amman, it's worth a visit

  • To me this is the best historical place to visit in Amman. Not a lot of historic and tourists places to visit in Amman. But there is outside the city هذا افضل مكان تاريخي للزيارة في عمان. لايوجد الكثير من الأماكن السياحية والتاريخية في عمان ولكن يوجد خارج المدينة.

  • Enjoy a winter sunset in the Citadel, you'll not regret it, there are some amazing views in each side of the hill. Besides the historical and cultural value it's a place where you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

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