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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  • Nice place. Very Well and cleanly maintained. Must see in Amman... Easily accessible and very near to city centre.  more »
  • The most important thing is to see the remains which you can do from anywhere but if you have a Jordan pass it's worth half an hour to climb up to the top and visit the small museum at the bottom.  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.
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