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

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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  • 51.11% 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
  • 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.

  • A nice place with 360° views of the city. You need to pay for a ticket, but then that covers everything beyond the gate. The temple of Hercules and the Citadel are highlights for sure. But I would also recommend the museum. The sun can be harsh, so keep your sunscreen handy. As long as you keep yourself hydrated you'll be fine.

  • Great views of the city. It’s interesting to see remnants from so many different civilizations, cultures and religions in one place. It’s mostly ruins though so don’t expect a full citadel with buildings and fortifications.

  • Great location to view the city, which is why it was built here. Unfortunately it is mostly in ruins. From looking at pictures and reviews we were going to skip this tour. I am really glad that we didn't. It may not be much and probably people don't appreciate it because there is not much left. However use your imagination, try to imagine what it took to build this structure on top of this mountain and the engineering involved. Also have a good guide to explain what is still there and what it used to be.

  • A great 360 view of Amman can be seen from this location. There are also ruins from the ancient palace which great for photos. Must-visit location when in Amman and what's also good is that it is within the city so there is no time wasted in travelling.

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