Amman Citadel, Amman

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Amman Citadel, Amman - Address, Phone Number

Address: Amman, Jordan

Phone: +962-64638795

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Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • Expected more to see from this place, it filled with history, but no one is helping that history elastase! A lot of stones and rocks are on the ground, the site isn’t always clean, and you barely can find help.

  • Not at the top of my list of places to see but worth a visit if you have some time. Lots of history here, not well marked. It does give a good view of Amman.

  • Excellent, beautiful place. Pretty large area so plan to spend at least half a day. Historical, very educational. Not to be missed.

  • The heart of Amman You can see the historical city all around you A great place to visit in both cold Nd warm weather

  • Historical place where many civilizations left traces of being here, from there old Amman can be seen, also the roman theatre. Free parking. Must visit

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