About Amman Citadel (Jabal al-Qal'a)

Jabal al-Qal' means the hill of the citadel. It has been around since antiquity, having been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period (between 10000 and 2000 BC). Also known as Rabath Amman and Philadelphia, the Citadel is surrounded by ruins so spectacular you can't help but wonder how these things were built so long ago. This feeling of respect for the tenacity of older civilizations is only bolstered by the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace.

Must See

  • The Citadel.
  • Old ruins.
  • The Temple of Hercules.
  • The Roman amphitheatre.

How to reach

The Citadel is perched on top of a very steep hill. It is a hard but worthy hike up.


  • Always remember sunscreen and a hat.
  • Dress for the heat, but remember to be comfortable and conservative.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • The only access to the Citadel is from the roads from Al Malek Ali Bin Al Hussein.

Visit Time

Sunday                      8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday                     8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday                    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday               8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday                   8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.              

Friday                        8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday                   8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


3 JOD (Dinar for foreign visitors and 250 fils for local people  (1 Dinar has 1000 fils) 

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Time you can spend

1 hour


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