The Citadel

The Citadel, Amman: Hours, Address, The Citadel Reviews: 4.5/5

The Citadel
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This archaeological landmark features remnants from several different cultures.
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thegrahams2001
edinburgh135 contributions
Jun 2022
We took a city tour which included the Citadel. Prior to visiting we did not know much about the site. We decided against a tour guide and made our way area this amazing site on our own.
There is a brilliant little museum which explains a lot and the rest of the area speaks for its self.
This is a must see in Amman.
Written 3 July 2022
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Russ R
Port Saint Lucie, FL146 contributions
May 2022
The Citadel complex provides great views of Amman. You can look down into the Roman amphitheater from there. The ruins are in good shape and well maintained. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 4 June 2022
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joannehurley
London, UK976 contributions
May 2022
Great views, a museum at the top. Free to get in with Jordan Pass. It was very hot today, no more than an hour needed.
Written 29 May 2022
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Suad B
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Beautiful. Took my children here. They bought their toy guns they get at the city center and ran around while we took in all the beauty!
Written 25 May 2022
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada160 contributions
May 2022
The Citadel is. A well preserved site with an excellent on site museum. For anyone interested in archeology or history this is a must when in Amman
Written 24 May 2022
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UKMAugsburg
Augsburg162 contributions
May 2022
Phantastic historic building, best view over the city and the surrounding hills, don't miss the museum.
Written 16 May 2022
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Juan Luis P
Marbella, Spain2 contributions
May 2022
We went in couple, worst experience ever.
Insecure, no security looking after tourists, just sitting at the exit door.
Is the place to go if like that group of kids insult U, throw stones on and shouts "yanki U have money for us to take photo" because politely U denied to give them Ur phone to take picture of U.
It happens in few minutes with couple of groups more.
Is not normal that U go to enjoy one the most famous places of Amman and non educated kids that enters illegally the place by hills throw stones on tourists, source of incomes!!!
Written 11 May 2022
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Sheila A
7 contributions
Apr 2022
Really enjoyed visiting the Citadal. There were clear descriptions in English in all areas, the museum was small and very well laid out, very interesting. The Roman ruins were fascinating and the reconstruction of the entrance hall was excellent. Wonderful views of the city and the amphitheatre. Worth a visit.
Written 1 May 2022
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Chris B
Tunis, Tunisia4 contributions
Apr 2022
On a tour in Amman city we have visited the Citadel and Roman Theatre, a lot of people but was very nice to see such great Roman ruins.
Written 1 May 2022
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Simona D
Maribor251 contributions
Mar 2022
Don’t get me wrong - the site is beautiful, located on top of the hill with nice views. It is also much bigger than one would expect… but - after seeing Jerash, I recommend this visit if you really don’t know how to spend time.
Written 23 April 2022
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