About Temple of Hercules

One of the most famous ancient historic Roman structure is the Temple of Hercules in Amman. This mysterious temple is woven into many myths, legends, and fairytales in the region. The towering columns of the Temple of Hercules, like the famous Roman Theatre, are visible from downtown Amman. It stands on a platform at the head of the monumental staircase and presents a panoramic view of the city. According to archaeologists, some of the temple's columns were left unfinished as the marble had to be used to build a Byzantine Church nearby. Destroyed in an earthquake, the statue has only three fingers and an elbow. It is a most significant Roman structure in the Amman Citadel worth a visit to unveil the mysteries attached to its legacy.

Must See

  • The Hercules Statue
  • The museum
  •  Byzantine Church nearby.
  • The inscriptions in the temple
     

How to reach

It is 6.4 km from the city center. You can take a taxi. 

If you love walking, then, it is better to walk down. It's located along the street to Citadel. Both can be visited together.

Tips

  • Carry drinking water.
  • Dress comfortably but conservatively.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Read about history before visiting, or take a local English-speaking guide.
  • The temple signifies importance as a Roman structure in the Amman Citadel. 
  • The inscription in the temple says it was built in the same period as the Roman theater.

Visit Time

Sunday            11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday           11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.           

Tuesday           11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.          

Wednesday       11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.      

Thursday           11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.                       

Friday                11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    

Saturday            11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.     

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Waiting Time

just 2 to 5 minutes to buy entry tickets. No security check

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

1-3 hours

 

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Weather

Haze 25.76°C

 

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