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The Citadel of Amman (Jordan's Treasures)

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As a city of passage for many tourists, the capital of Jordan holds many treasures as Amman Citadel or the very Roman theater. Things we should not skip if we really want to know the history of the country. Let's not forget, Jordan is much more than Petra or Wadi Rum.


Jordan's treasures. Amman Citadel

The Citadel of Amman, one more treasure in Jordan

Amman is a city of about 4 million inhabitants and in turn the largest in Jordan. The majority of tourists entering the country arrive at their international airport, located almost 20 kilometers from the city and usually do not walk around the city. Another type of tourism enters through the Red Sea via cruise, but it is more a burst tourism where there is only 1 day left.

The main reason for not visiting Amman is that most arrive in organized packages. Where Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Elmar and the Red Sea beaches enter a 7/10 day package, ignoring the country's capital. But Amman well deserves a day to be traveled. A cosmopolitan city and a melting pot of religions, integrated into one of the oldest metropolis in the world.


Jordan's treasures. Amman Citadel

Despite how chaotic it may seem and its difficult orientation for its many hills, there are certain treasures that we should visit. One of them is the Roman theater of Amman, hardly visited by tourists. The other jewel is the Amman Citadel, located on a hill above the Roman theater and where there are great views of the city.


Jordan's treasures. Amman Citadel

The Citadel of Amman is an archaeological complex of more than 7000 years old. This is where the roots of ancient Amman emerge, a name that has changed over the years, passing from its initial name, Ain Ghazal, then to Rabbath Ammon, Philadelphia (Greek era) and finally by Amman.


Jordan's treasures. The Citadel of Amman - Umayyad Palace and Byzantine Church

The entire complex can be visited in 1 hour, unless we enter the archeological Museum, Only place where photographs are not allowed but worth checking out.


Jordan's treasures. Amman Citadel

Amman Citadel may not be quite impressive, but the views of the city are incredible. In addition part of the complex has a national flavor, since there are certain sites such as Umayyad Palace It was restored by Spanish financing.


Jordan's treasures. The Citadel of Amman - Temple of Hercules

The most relevant monument is the temple of hercules. A building where there are barely several standing columns. This can be seen from the entire citadel and several points of the city, even from the Roman theater.

Practical data

How much is admission?

Elcoste is from 3 JOD. To this include others 3 JOD If we want to see the museum. It is included for those who buy the Jordan Pass.

How to get to the citadel of Amman?

Taxis are cheap and the fastest way to get there. They usually cost some5 JOD at a distance of 20 minutes or so.

Where to sleep in Amman?

  • Landmark Amman Hotel: our choice. Located on foot of one of the main shopping areas, although for the rest of the things you need a taxi. Impeccable rooms and good breakfast.
  • Crystal Suites: we talked well about him. Good price for a luxury hotel without a doubt and located in one of the arteries of the city.
  • Suzzan Studios & Aparments: magnificent price and somewhat rustic but clean rooms. Located a little far from the main temples of the city.

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