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Roman Amphitheater, Amman

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Dating back to the second century, Roman Amphitheater speaks to the period of Roman rule over Amman, when the city was known as Philadelphia. The construction of the 6,000-seat amphitheater into the hillside at a steep angle kept the sun off spectators and created excellent acoustics, which enabled audience members even at the top seat to hear people in the arena. Today the space, which is located in the heart of downtown, is open to the public and hosts large cultural festivals. Visit the small museum on premises for more information on the site's construction and history. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Amman holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Roman Amphitheater and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The monument and the adjacent Museum is done quickly, but we sat some time in the upper echelons and have watched the bustle below
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  • well, we could see it from the Hashemite square, so I'm not. We can see it from the outside.
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  • The Roman Ampitheather is a must see in Amman, its a place that you can see old architecture meeting with local history. Its right in the middle of downtown (so you cant miss it) and its always buzzin...  more »
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  • Outside of the Amphitheater is a large plaza, and to get in is only 2 Jordanian Dinar. The Roman Amphitheater offers a great view of some of the city and is right off of one of the major roads. Recommend a wide-angle lens for photo-enthusiasts. Be warned: the stairs to climb to the top are pretty steep.
  • Very nice historic place, many tourists likes it as well and it will be appreciated of the government take more care of this place and make more events in it
  • A jewel in the center of downtown Amman. The amphitheater is beautiful with two small museums on each side of the stage. They still use it for concerts on regular occasions. There is also another small but impressive amphitheater off to the side of the main square. For a visitors fee of 2jd this is a must visit attraction in Amman
  • Beautiful but there is a dirty... It must be better
  • This is a pretty impressive stadium. It's very well kept considering how much time has passed. It's cheap to get in and it doesn't take too long to walk around. The museums attached with it were nothing to write home about tbh but it's worth just visiting this stadium.