Our last day in Jordan started with a lazy morning and after breakfast at the hostel, we headed out to see some of the sights in the city before heading to the airport in the evening. Your hotel can book a taxi to go to the airport which is about 20 kilometers south of the city center. Inform the hotel reception at least a day in advance.
First up was the Roman Theater, just 7 minutes walk from Abbasi Palace Hotel in the city center. This is a similar version of the one at Jerash. Entry to the Colosseum is free, but it is JOD 1 to visit the Theater and the museum.
|Roman Theater Tip|
|If you have already been to Jerash or are planning to go, then it’s wise to skip paying the JOD 1 fee to the Roman Theater in Amman because the better version is in Jerash.|
Since we had visited Jerash the previous day, this was less interesting to us and after a quick visit to museum and the theater, we took a cab uphill to the highest point in Amman – The Citadel. The cab ride of 10 minutes from Roman Theater to the Citadel costs about JOD 0.750 if metered, else don’t pay more than JOD 2. It takes about 2 hours leisure stroll to completely see the area, including the museum (which is a part of the JOD 2 entry ticket).
From most places in the city, and clearly from the Citadel, you can spot the huge Jordanian flag of the Raghadan palace compound, which at 127m high is said to be the world’s largest free-standing flagpole. (A smaller but similarly impressive flag flies in Aqaba.)
|If you have already been to Jerash or are planning to go, then it’s wise to skip paying the JOD 2 fee to the Citadel in Amman. But for the best and panoramic views of Amman, you may just want to head up there.|
The views of the city are the best from the panoramic point inside the Citadel area. A 10 minute downhill walk brings you to the city center.
With a few more hours to kill, we relaxed at the hostel lobby and headed to Queen Alia International Airport for a 8:20pm Royal Jordanian flight out of Amman.
Note:All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate of USD 1 = JOD 0.75. Each cost is for one adult.
|Abbasi Palace Hotel||JOD 60 or $84.80||For 2 persons, 2 nights, incl. water & breakfast|
|Taxi from Roman Theater to Citadel||JOD 0.750 or $1||For 2 persons|
|Citadel Entrance Fee||JOD 2 or $2.80||For 1 person, including museum|
|Roman Theater Entrance Fee||JOD 1 or $1.40||For 1 person, including museum|
|Taxi from city center to Airport||JOD 20 or $28.25||For 2 persons|
|Meal at Rama Shawerma at Queen Aila Airport||JOD 9.50 or $13.40||For 2 persons|
|Total Costs||$67.90||Per person|
|Overall Costs||$979.85||Per person|
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