Amman CitadelCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Amman, Jordan
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +962-64638795
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Amman Citadel - Review
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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95% of people who visit Amman include Amman Citadel in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
74.98% of people start their Amman Citadel visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Amman Citadel
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Amman Citadel
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Amman Citadel, Amman Reviews
Well worth the visit! I was in Amman for the second time on business and we had some spare time on our last day! We got a taxi to the Citadel and arrived to a reasonable crowd. The ruins themselves are quite nice to wander around but the views of Amman are spectacular! The Roman columns still standing are amazing and the Citadel and surrounding monuments are beautiful. If visiting Amman I would highly recommend and I would even go back myself on future trip.
Amazing archaeological site. Great views down to the Amphitheatre. On site museum is small but worth a visit. You get to wander around almost all of the ruins. Sign boards provide a summary of key points in both English and Arabic. Small cafe selling usual drinks and snacks at a reasonable price. Audio guides were around people's necks but we did not hire one.
One of my favorite places in Amman Jordan ! The day we went was really hot in late August, so make sure you have a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen ! It's pretty good exercise and you have the chance to walk all around, and see so much of what it has to offer. There's little shops lined up inside the entrance/exit way so you can get a souvenir and have a chance to look around. I highly recommend this place if I go back I would for sure visit this place again !
Nice place for a short visit. Maybe 1 to 2hr. 3JD to get in. Polite staff, guide was 30JD, nice, lots of information. They are ruins, so while there is things to see, and a good size site, there is not too much as well. Maybe I've seen too many ruins. Mostly just the first couple feet up. Little of any height. Its well kept, nice paths, with moderate incline at times. There is a small cafe/snack place near entrance inside. Bring small bills, as they may not have change for entrance or cafe. Reasonable number of people speak English.
A must visit tourism stop if you're in Amman, this place portraits different historical eras that populated this region. Spectacular view, you'll hear Mosque's minarets calling for prayer at the same time echoes between mountains. I just wish if the Jordanian government pays a bit more attention to the cleanness of the place, provide free guided tours, and extend visit times to after sunset specially during summer.