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 Theater was built in the 2nd century AD by the Romans. It is excellently preserved because is was covered by sand until the 1920s. It is one of the few theaters that has a preserved special secti...  more »
  • Easy to get to, we walked there from our hotel, it was very clean and well preserved opposite the local shopping area so able to visit both  more »
  • After looking at this i could only compare it with that of Rome and thought wow this is less ruined :) Its beautifully constructed. You will see proper oval and equidistant pillars. Another proof of e...  more »
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  • A glimpse of the old Roman life in Jordan. You can see where they had their concerts. And actually communicate with another party through rocks “Roman telephone” it is super cool. Also you can visit the museum where you can see some mosaic from Jerash. And some Jordanian heritage, the costumes, accessories, their life style, the instruments they used.
  • 2 JD gets you into the theatre itself, where you can climb the really steep steps. But it's fun to reach the top. Would love to see a concert there. In the price included is also a visit to the museum of jordan traditions, where you can see outfits and jewelry.
  • Amazing Roman Amphitheater great experience to see the traditional Jordanian heritage it is very useful to have a guide to get you to know more about these places. Thumbs up thumbs up
  • 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.

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