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 is a great old sight, so much of it remains and it's very central so you can't miss it. Worth a visit.  more »
  • It is worth seeing. An important place in Amman's history. It makes a huge impression both from the top and from the scene. Steep and slippery entrances to the auditorium, so beware of yourself. You cannot overlook the tour.
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  • 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.
  • Located in the center of old city of Amman, very close to other historical sites like the Citadel, Hashemite Square, and Jordan Museum. Also you walk through the old city, and visit some old restaurants and sweet shops. If you can climb to the top of the theatre you will see one of the best views in Amman.
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