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Roman Amphitheater

Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Amman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this imposing amphitheater, which once...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this imposing amphitheater, which once held 5,000 spectators, and is still used today for theater and entertainment.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing to see and be able to climb up to the top. Seriously steep though! Not good for those bothered by heights!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is impressive, best to wonder in and just climb and sit on the stone seats and let your imagination go. Price good and includes entrance to 2 small museums. They do have guides who will approach you outside and will come down in price if you say No, but they are not pushy if you refuse.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Combined this trip with the Citadel located just up a hill. Although it's scary to climb the steps all the way to the top of the amphitheater it is so worth it for the view. An easy half a day trip.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Awesome complete well designed structure. It is one of the most intact functional Roman Theater exists Just sit in the middle of the yard in front of the theater and contemplate how great those men were to build such an engineering marvel and still functioning.When I was there I watched a local event of song and dance by local artists... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

you can see the whole Roman Amphitheater in Amman, Jordan in about an our. The cost of the venue is less than 3 JD. The Amphitheater is well preserved, and has a mini museaum attached to it. I recommend seeing this and the Citadel in the same day. They are relatively close (less than 3km apart) and are both quick... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After seeing numerous Roman theaters, this didn't feel like anything special. Of course that didn't stop me from climbing to the top, sitting down, and taking it all in. The most interesting thing to me is how the city grow around the theater. I don't think the museums at the sides of the theater were open when we visited.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This amphitheater and the city lay out is a great example of Roman engineering and city planning, a blueprint for a modern city of today. No mic needed here just stand I the center and everyone can hear you. Visit the city just before sunset. The ambiance of the pillers in the soft light and the music of the "call... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Well preserved roman theatre which was quite huge. Just directly opposite the Citadel. Entrance price was only 1 or 2 Dinar per person.

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A piece of Roman Art in the middle of the capital city, the location is ideal for any visitor to reach, in the middle of one of the oldest markets in the city. the place needs more care from the authorities, get rid of the beggars, provide brochures, or some efficient informative signs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Worth a visit, even for half a day, enough time to cover important sites. English speaking guides available even though literature available on site. You will be awed looking at the great roman architecture. Just remember to put on a good pair of walking shoes as the paved path can be rough with terrains. Heels and pumps and sandals are... More 

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