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Roman Amphitheater

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Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
Description: Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this imposing...
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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Depending on how many ampitheathre's you've seen ... this is a good one but is now crowded in. At least at present it's safe and the Jordanian Government does a great job.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Robyn S
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Depending on how many ampitheathre's you've seen ... this is a good one but is now crowded in. At least at present it's safe and the Jordanian Government does a great job.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I visited the Amphitheater in combination with the citadel. Entrance fee is JOD 1 and you can then immediately climb up the stairs - quite impressive, feels like being back in ancient Roman history. Not many tourists around at the moment, but lot's of local making music, guys trying to impress girls - very local feeling

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazed at how something so old has survived all these years. Glad I made it up all those steep steps to appreciate it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a look, is interesting to see the size of this place and to climb up the steep stairs to the top. Museums at the base are worth a look too but have nothing to do with the amphitheater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

So much proud to have this place in jordan!! A very nice place to visit esp at night...musicians and bands have activities... Places to sit and enjoy the evening...areas for the kids to play...shopping is interesting... But wish if there were strict regulations to take care of and protect that valuable place.

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Jordan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

i like more the location of the Amphitheater .. its located in the city center .. old roman History and nice walk around and easy to got over all this old stairs .

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A must visit place in Amman downtown. Take picture and walk through both the big and small amphitheaters.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great feeling to see a large roman amphitheater in real after watching movies like Gladiator :) Good place to sit around and take some pics.

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Oak Ridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I am glad we went and welcome others to go, understanding there is very little interpretation and not many signs. The museum is intimate and helpful, but does not discuss the amphitheatre -- I would have appreciated more information about that area.

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Vadodara, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Extremely interesting yet fascinating historical tourist location. Poor management of tourism department is amply visible. You have to walk 150 meter one-way and back for buying monument entrance ticket . By the time you bring ticket, you are so exhausted or time you had planned for site seeing is finish.

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