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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  • One must climb up to the highest level to gain a good view of the theater. It's really amazing to imagine, how it was build that too so many years ego. Just walking past the stairs can give...  more »
  • Really cool to see and be able to climb to the top, views are awesome. The museum's are included, while not the best quality it's an insight into everyday life of the people  more »
  • An amazing place. Easy to locate and it has brilliant views of the city. There are two small museums located on the side by the entrance. Highly recommend it.  more »
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  • The "FEEL" is missing. Situated right in the middle of populated area of Amman is a Roman Amphitheatre. A stark reminder of ancient history of Amman and Jordan. It is like any other Roman Amphitheatre, may be a little smaller or bigger than some but location right in the middle of a 21st century thriving city and flooring of modern tiles robs it of the "feel" and ambience as is felt seeing the amphitheatre in an archaeological site. In its favour it can be said that it was very clean and well maintained
  • Stunning place in the middle of Amman. We went there at sunset and there were quite a few people from all around the world. There is a entrance fee however, if you have the Jordan Pass then it will be free of charge. Remember to print out the Jordan Pass or else you are risking not to be allowed to enter (our case). We were lucky enough to be allowed to enter even without showing the Jordan Pass nor purchasing a ticket - but I think that was an exception they did for us (maybe because we are traveling with a baby). Wear comfortable shoes.
  • A treasure in the heart of Amman. Growing up in the city, this has always been one of the must-go-to in downtown, and it's good to notice the improvements in the city's attendance to such historic places. And the walk from citadel to this place is a must along Amman's historic stairs.
  • A historic ancient structure, still strong u til today. Very good place to visit where you can learn the history, culture of roman empire
  • A “must see” in Amman. Can’t recommend it enough. Such a spectacular structure and setting even better if there was a show of some sort on though I didn’t get to see any. The museums either side are a bit disappointing but worth seeing if you’re there already....
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