Perched on top of Jabal Al Qal’a, one of the city's highest hills.
Citadel of Amman
The Citadel of Amman is a good place to begin a tour of the archaeological sites of the city. It is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon and excavations there have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. Located on a hill, it not only gives visitors a perspective of the city’s incredible history but also provides stunning views of the entire area. Among the most wonderful places you can visit while in Amman, there are some places of specific interest at the Amman Citadel include:
1- The Umayyad Palace complex, dating from 720-750 AD. The great monumental gateway with its cruciform shape and four vaulted niches leads to a courtyard and colonnaded street, which runs through the complex with ruined buildings on either side.
2- The Temple of Hercules, built during the reign of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD).
3- The Byzantine Church, believed to date from the 6th or 7th century AD. Corinthian columns mark the site.
Temple of Hercules and fortification
Temple of Hercules
Temple of Hercules and fragments of colossal statue