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Roman Amphitheater

Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Amman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The last time I was in Jordan (2012) I didn't get a chance to visit as it was being renovated. This time I wasn't going to miss this place. How exciting it must have been to see an event during its heydays. Worth the trip and the "hike" to the top.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It was good to see. Right in the heart of al Balad (downtown), it stands proudly on the street. Tons of other things to do while you're there. A lot of shopping. too.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This attraction was okay, not a big deal. A lot of kids running around begging and playing on the ruins. Museum was nice.

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Alex,Egypt
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Not much in there, I liked the tradition museum though, but if you go to the storia museum coming back from Mount Nebo, you'd cover it all, you can see the amphitheater also clearly from the citadel (or Hercules temple)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This Colosseum is a great example of Roman architecture - well preserved and affords a fantastic view of Amman and it's neighborhoods.

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I haven't traveled much but so far the best & largest Roman theater I have seen. Try to experience the echo of sound while standing right in the center of amphitheater which is a hallmark of any roman amphitheater across the globe.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This Roman Theatre is in good condition and easy to explore. Quite large with 3 distinct areas and 6000 seats. Don't need to spend a lot of time there. Smaller Odeon Theatre part of the admission.

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Doha, Qatar
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Across the valley, sits an incredible Roman Amphitheatre, which unfortunately bad weather meant our tour of the site did not proceed. However,, look we did and this is a lovely amphitheatre, which can still be used. Congratulations, to the Jordanians for integrating their history with their artistic future. The view is incredible, security evident and the museum closed due to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Well preserved. Central in Amman. Nice museum nearby. The entry fee is nominal. Guides available but we didn't use.

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Rhode Island
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Well kept place. Also has a museum of textiles and mosiacs in it. The view from the top was good and very friendly people and security. We found Jordan very friendly place. They do not call it one of the safest place to visit for nothing.

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