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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Roman Amphitheater Reviews
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 »
Warto zobaczyć. Ważne miejsce historii Ammanu. Robi ogromne wrażenie zarówno z góry jak i ze sceny. Strome i śliskie wejścia na widownię, dlatego uważajcie na siebie. Nie można przeoczyć w trakcie wyc... 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.
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.
A lovely place worth visiting in Amman in the heart of the city. The Roman Theatre is in use today for performances, concerts, and events. In addition, halls on both sides of the stage house two small heritage museums: The Folklore Museum and the Museum of Popular Traditions. The row of columns in front of the theatre is what remains of the colonnades which flanked the Roman Forum, a public square, once among the largest of the Empire (100 x 50 metres). East of it is the Odeon, a smaller Roman auditorium for musical performances
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