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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  • August 17, 2017
    Additional admission fee would need to climb to a mosh pit. Feel like a park in Japan, has become a place of recreation and relaxation for citizens. Or click here to create a working stone and I think the impressive high-technology.
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  • August 17, 2017
    the am phi theatre lies at the foot of citadel reminding us about the roman influence. it is ancient built around 1st century. it is wonderful to know the vision and structure of this place.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    An ancient structure that is still used today because it was built perfectly for acoustics. The steps can be difficult to climb and people that are afraid of heights may not be able to go very far up ...  more »
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  • April 20, 2017
    It is amazing to see a structure of such beautiful geometric proportion built into the hillside. The Romans must've had pretty good surveyors and builders in those days. Climb up to the upper levels (be careful of the steep steps), take a seat and imagine the performances that have taken place on the stage below so many years ago.
  • February 13, 2017
    A truly impressive spectacle for it's completeness. You can witness the acoustics in action and see just how the Romans grasped the physics behind the sound to create a performance space where 7,000 people could hear someone on stage without any powered amplification. It's mind blowing.
  • July 12, 2017
    Very old roman ruines, a great place to watch concerts
  • April 26, 2017
    Cool remains of an old roman amphitheater. This area is where many people hangout on the weekends because there is a big open square there.
  • December 4, 2016
    This was a stop on our Amman City Tour - it was nice but would have been better if they had left all the lovely trees in front of the theater instead of concrete. The ruins were in fairly good shape and there was a small cultural museum inside. Nothing fancy but worth a quick stop. ***  

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