Temple of Hercules
- Jebel al-Qala'a Citadel
Lonely Planet review for Temple of Hercules
About 100m south of the basilica, in the neighbourhood of the Citadel, are the remaining pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules. Once connected to the Forum, the temple was built during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-80). The only obvious remains are parts of the podium and the columns, which are visible from around town. Nearby is a lookout with great views.
Although it looks close to Downtown, the only access roads to the Citadel are from Al-Malek Ali bin al-Hussein St. It's better to hire a taxi for the trip up. If you decide to walk it's much easier headed downhill. Steps lead down from east of the Citadel complex, past a viewing platform to Hashemi St, opposite the Roman Theatre.