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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  • In the middle of a very busy area of quality trade you want, is the Roman Amphitheatre. It deserved better conservation because it is a large space with a bad structure in the adjacencies.
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  • You certainly don’t see something like this every day. This 2000-year-old venue still hosts concerts! It costs 2 JD to enter. You can basically see it from the outside (without paying) but the price w...  more »
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  • This magnificently restored theatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors. The theatre itself is cut into the northern side of a hill, and has a seating capacity of 6000. The best time for photographs is the morning, when the light is soft – although the views from the top tiers just before sunset are also superb.
  • Very cool site. Would definitely try to visit if I had the chance. The surrounding area is also full of shops and restaurants. The best smoothie shop in the country is right around the corner. I love coming here.
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