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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. Use our Amman trip itinerary builder to visit Roman Amphitheater on your trip to Amman, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is the other thing to see in Amman (beside the citadel). I declined another expensive guide who pounced as soon as I walked up to buy a ticket and told me how much he likes GB. I couldn’t be...  more »
  • In downtown Amman, and an easy walk to get to, the theatre is well-worth it! Included in the Jordan Pass. It’s very well-restored and climbing to the top gets you impressive views of Amman and the...  more »
  • As my hotel was just 200m away the amphitheater was the first place i visited in the late afternoon when there was a cool breeze. It is a good place to meet friendly locals and visitors from the...  more »
  • Must see in Amman. Peaceful Beautiful Historic And filled with greatness 2020: Still one of the best places to visit in Amman. Middle of downtown. Old and new mix. Beautiful. Peaceful. And just pure joy being there. Make sure to visit the two museums at the Roman theater, they are very simple and small bit still very cute and nice. Ticket price .25 for Jordanians and I think 3 for foreigners. The only cons to me is, sometimes there will be some not too nice of people around. But nothing that can’t be handled.
  • Absolutely amazing to behold. Climb up and enjoy. Also a great little museum that you should not pass is on the grounds. All included in the Jordan Pass, or not very expensive if you want to do it separately. Stunning and historical. Definitely go!
  • It is everything you could hope or expect for Roman Theater. Rows and rows of seats climb to a dizzying height that allows a beautiful view across to the ancient citadel. Much of the theater seems well preserved or renovated, and Included on the site are two Jordanian folk museums. One on folk customs and the other on traditional craft and textiles. Both were interesting, if rather brief.
  • Oh well, let's just add another five star review. This site is a must when visiting Amman. Great for those social media pictures. But if you want that real awesome picture, go up to the Citadel and shoot from above. Lots of places along the wall with views of the Roman Theater where you can create that iconic picture without the crowds.
  • Amazing preservation at this picturesque site. There is a museum on site with terrific mosaics. It's quick, fun to drive to, cheap, amazing views, close to another ancient site. If you're in the area then go here, don't be silly.

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