Standing tall in the capital of Jordan, Amman- is the very famous Amman Citadel. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city. It is also a site of historical importance. You have to see it to believe its grandeur and opulence.
This magnificent structure is a fine example of the glorious past of the region. The citadel is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. It is a walled structure and has influences from Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. The main buildings at the site are – Temple of Hercules, Umayyad Palace and Byzantine Church.
The place is intriguing and takes you back in time. It is interesting to learn how civilisations have thrived and grown at this very site. Taking influences from the people and culture, Citadel has carved a unique identity for itself.
Umayyad Palace is a grand palatial complex at the Citadel. Mostly in ruins today, the palace speaks volumes about the past. It draws influence from Byzantine style and was built during 8th century. Experts believe that Umayyad Palace was probably used as the administrative building or was the residence of Umayyad officials.
Tourists from all across the globe flock to witness the beauty of the Citadel. Although a major part of it is ruins, but it’s true that those ruins have seen so much and have so many stories waiting to be told.
Get ready to be enchanted and mesmerised by the imposing Temple of Hercules. This beautiful Roman structure was built as an amphitheatre. It is the most magnificent Roman structure at the Citadel in Amman. The site also has a hand carved out of stone which resembles the hand of Hercules.
When in Amman you must visit the Citadel. The memories, the feeling and the vibe of this place will linger on for long. And thanks to my travel companion – Huawei Honor 5X, the stunning photos help me relive my trip to Jordan.