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Roman Amphitheater, Amman

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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 6000 seat second century Roman amphitheatre in Amman is quite an impressive site to visit. If you are adventurous to climb the steep steps to the top then be a little careful they are well worn, u...  read more »
  • The theatre is in very good condition and its a great place to visit and to start your visit around downtown Amman. There are 2 small and interesting museums (included in the entry price) that you sho...  read more »
  • I, I've been at this location for 4 times I love Jordan, is a magical wonderful country to travel and enjoy safe, no robberies, burglaries, thieves nothin' and has wonderful hotels next to the Roman Theatre which I stayed hosted the Amman Pashar Hotel p ... a perfect reception, a beautiful Arab delicious breakfast worth visiting and I'm on my way back I fell in love with Jordan and its charms
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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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Romanian Theater explains how Greeks lived there and did shows, battles, or maybe even annoucments. Acutally a nice muesem. The tickets are 4 JD each person but it's okay
  • Beautiful view. Easy to imagine "Philadelphia" from within this well-preserved theater. Attached museums are small but well-worth visiting if you're a textile enthusiast.
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