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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  • A nice place to visit but need a strong health to walk a long distances, this roman amphitheater is very well maintained...need to be visited.  more »
  • The amphitheater is better from afar as one sees it in all its glory. We went on a Friday which basically meant families were out and about, lots of children screaming and shouting, which took away th...  more »
  • It is absolutely must to visit in Amman since this place just in downtown of Amman. There are many shops around. You can take picture inside or outside as well.  more »
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  • I have never seen anything like this place before. Looks impressive from the citadel, completely open in the city, built into a hill. Great that you can walk around & explore it.
  • Very nice, historic site. Your best bet is to visit the Amphitheatre on the way to/from the Citadel and Archeological Museum. This particular one is very nicely preserved. There are larger ones but this one also carries all the ancient theater features. Well worth a visit.
  • مكان رائع وجميل ..كما ويوجد متحف وممكن ان يلعب الأطفال في الساحة المجاورة له Nice place..makes you feel the glory of history
  • Must see in Amman. The little theater is great, with a very nice guard. The two museums inside the amphitheatre's gallery are small but interesting and the view from the top of the stairs, especially towards the citadel, makes this place a cool place to just take a break and hang out with people.
  • Where history of differnt cultures meet ... downtown amman .... the theatre is part of romain history and great place to take astonishing pics for you ... great view from top of it

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