Amman Citadel

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  • Address: Amman, Jordan
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +962-64638795
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Tickets From $41.63

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. 

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

  • Guides: JD15 

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

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  • Amman Citadel Address: Amman, Jordan
  • Amman Citadel Contact Number: +962-64638795
  • Amman Citadel Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Amman Citadel Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Amman Citadel(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
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  • 50% of people who visit Amman include Amman Citadel in their plan

  • 75.73% of people start their Amman Citadel visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Amman Citadel

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Amman Citadel

People normally club together The Odeon Theater and Jordan Archaeological Museum while planning their visit to Amman Citadel.

People also prefer to start their day with Amman Citadel.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This place is ok, a historic site worth visiting if you are in Amman. There are some of the big pillars still standing of the temple. It is in reasonable condition and access walking around is easy. There is a museum with lots of artifacts of interest, nothing really standout but a good selection. There is also a fantastic view of the surrounding area from there.

  • The best sightseeing spot in Amman. It's located on the mountain (not a tall one) and we could manage to walk from the Roman theatre to there in 20 mins. The ruin was very impressed and you could see the whole Amman city from there. There is a cafe and toilet available and you can also visit the museum next to the Citadel. Very nice place.

  • Good panoramic view of the Amman. A few interesting exhibits in museum. The site itself is not as impressive as Jerash. On the other hand, if you have time and Jordan pass it is a nice place to see.

  • Mount Qalaa is located in the center of Old Amman and is a beautiful shrine. You will see the features of the city when you stand at the top of the summit it is a beautiful place. I would advise everyone to visit him. .

  • One of my favorite places. We spent a couple hours waking around the complex. It was the summer so it was nice and warm so we made sure to bring a lot of water. There is amazing history here. You can see all of the Roman architecture and the Roman ruins are great. The best part is unlike many places they let you climb on it, touch it, and take any pictures that you like. If you continue down the path past the big columns there is a little museum that we popped into. After that we continued down the path and found this building with get high ceilings. We saw people on top. Not sure if you were supposed to climb on top but we were brave and we found a side of the building to the right that acted like a ladder so we decided to climb on top. On top we had the best views of the entire city. One of my favorite parts of this area is the view. You can see the hills with all of the buildings on them. I would highly recommend going to Amman Jordan.

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