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Roman Theatre, Amman

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Dating back to the second century, Roman Theatre 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 Theatre on your trip to Amman, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is in the centre of Old Amman and at the side of a busy road. It is well maintained so allows you to walk all around and (if you are fit enough) to the top of the seating area which will provide....  more
    This is in the centre of Old Amman and at the side of a busy road. It is well maintained so allows you to walk all around and (if you are fit enough) to the top of the seating area which will provide....  more »
  • Worth taking a look if you're nearby - free with the Jordan pass and there's a small museum on the side. We visited on the way to the souq's. Looks more impressive from the Citadel, and that's the... 
    Worth taking a look if you're nearby - free with the Jordan pass and there's a small museum on the side. We visited on the way to the souq's. Looks more impressive from the Citadel, and that's the...  more »
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  • Nice touristy place next to downtown market. It’s well lit even after it closes down and has a big concrete area in front where people can sit/walk and have a good time. Dont miss the picture points as they offer a good view of the city.
  • I’d say this is a place you’d want to see while I’m Jordan. They allow you to climb the steep steps to the very top where there is a nice view and it makes for good pictures. Be careful, the steps are steep and smooth in places so they can be slippery. It’s a low moderate climb to the top, but if you get tired you can always just sit on the seat to the side of the steps. The Jordan Pass allows entry. Some areas smell like pee, and I didn’t see a toilet, which may explain the smell.

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