Weather of Arabia - Mount Al-Qalaa (Amman Citadel) is located in the heart of the Jordanian capital Amman, and it is one of the seven mountains of the city of Amman, which the Ammonites have taken since ancient times as the seat of their rule in the city, and after them the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines who occupied the city respectively until the Islamic conquest came upon it in In the seventh century AD, a visitor to the Citadel Mountain will see the traces of all those civilizations in one location.
Jabal Al-Qalaa is the highest hill in Amman, and its height reaches approximately 850 meters above sea level. The mountain is considered one of the most important tourist places in Jordan, and one of its most prominent monuments is the Roman Amphitheater, which is surrounded by a 1700-meter-long wall, which was rebuilt several times during ancient times.
The mountain also includes several other interesting monuments, such as the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace, in addition to the nearby contemporary tourist attractions. In this article, we review the most important places and the best activities that the visitor can experience in the Citadel Mountain.
Take a tour of the 2nd century Roman amphitheater, which includes a theater with several pillars and amazing inscriptions that are worth taking pictures.
Wander through the remains of the Roman Temple of Hercules with huge columns, which includes the huge hand, which most likely belonged to the statue of Hercules, Hercules was known for great physical strength, and the temple was built over an ancient temple to the god Milcom of Ammonite.
You can visit the grand and luxurious Umayyad Palace, which was established in the year 720AD, the period of the Umayyad rule.
Do not forget to pass by the Citadel Museum, which includes some ceramic vessels and antiquities dating back to several past eras, which is located in front of the Umayyad Palace.
As you wander in the mountain, you see a bronze cave that dates back to the 23rd century BC; It was used for burials, and it has more than one grave carved in limestone.
The path past the cave takes you to the monumental columns of soaring heights; It reaches a height of more than 10 meters. Take some pictures inside the stunning monumental corridors, between the arches of the huge columns, and under the carved gates scattered throughout the site.
Wander around the picturesque neighboring town, go shopping for souvenirs, and eat your meal at one of its wonderful traditional restaurants.
Among the other landmarks in the castle: the mosque - the cistern - the Byzantine church - the Ammonites Palace.
Amman is a fun city that combines civilization and modernity and welcomes its visitors throughout the year, details from here
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