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Roman Amphitheater

Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Amman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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... more » 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Major redo and now still in use, great view from the Citadel, and most impressive from on site...worth it for sure, but no shade so major sun and heat this time of year kind of put a damper on traversing the many steps...museum rather meagre and stifling...no air circulating...not taking AC either, but a quick visit pretty much does it.

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Dubai
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is very beautiful, well managed and preserved, has a small fee of around 1.5 dinars. You also have a guide from the tourist police, who will explain and give you all the info needed in a very good English. It transports you to an ancient time, and you can only imagine how great this place has been.Once at... More

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The fact that the amphitheatre is still used attests to its relatively good condition, but a closer look revealed how incredibly well preserved it is after so many years. The admission for foreigners is only 3 JD, and includes admission to the museum on site (Amman Folklore Museum) which includes a large exhibit of historical clothing worn (including vintage wedding... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well, it's an amphitheater - we all know what they look like. But it's right near the centre of town, it's in very good condition and it's great to wander up and down. For the price of the very cheap ticket (1JD), you get the museum thrown in too, and it's well worth taking a look in there.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A bit modest. The Amphitheater surrounding and environment are dissociated with the site. Proximity could have been designed so to reveal the site in a better way.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Brilliant - great to see a 'tourist attraction" that is used by the locals - the Amphitheater is a short easy walk from the Citadel, worth walking. and is in the middle of a thriving downtown area with many good cheap restaurants, Taxi's easily available. No guides or audio tours provided, but didn't really miss this.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

i liked it a lot ,i visited it during the day ... good site , good shape and really you can spend an hour of two exploring the place also the Museum inside is very nice i highly recommend it .

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Last night I went with a friend from Amman to have a cup of tea at a coffee shop but he said let me show you the really Amman at night so we went to the amphitheater at the down town it was amazing Arabic music it's a small concert and the best part you order right there and they... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

In very good shape. Not clear if it was restaured and what has been restaured. Absence of guides or printed explanations.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very cool, but the best view of it is from the Citadel. Also they light it up nicely at night. So eve if you see it during the day go back at night to see it lit up.

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