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Roman Amphitheater

Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #4 of 29 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Small but also has the museum attached. One price will get you into it all. Allow about 1hr, I liked it for the old costumes and jewellery on display if that is your thing......try to get there in the morning before the school groups come.

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hengelo (ov)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We walked down from the Citadel, where you have amazing views of Amman, to the Amfitheater. It was huge and very beautiful. After this we visited the soukhs, which are also a treat.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Amphitheatre is surrounded by more modern developments and sticks out as a bit incongruent. However, it is well preserved and restored like many of the ancient sites in Jordan which sets this country apart from those on the northern Mediterranean where wear and tear and generally lesser conservation have taken place. There is a bit of a climb to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An interesting site, very cheap to enter. Worth climbing to the top for a view of the whole amphitheater.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Worth a visit only if you've never seen a large Roman or Greek theatre, or if there's a performance on. You can see it quite well from the street.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Entrance is very cheap to access to this historical place. Although there is nothing much to see but to walk up to stairs and sit for a while is such nice to get the feeling of Roman era. Mini-museum is nice. All clothes shown are well-explain for culture. I was quite hesitate when i saw young boys jumped up and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In the middle of downtown, excellently kept, clean, safe, good photo op, also if you go up to the Citadel, you can take an great photo of the Roman Amphitheater. I took public bus and had to walk a bit far though, but people are friendly and willing to help you with directions. Not to miss! There is no admission... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great visit, a great destination, and so much to see. The Roman amphitheatre in and man is a delight. My suggestion to you would be to consider going early in the day or late in the afternoon if your travels here are during the summer, as today temperature is nearly peaks at 40°C.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The amphitheater is still in use and in excellent shape. There is a small cultural museum to the side that features traditional clothing and jewelry as well as mosaics from Jerash,

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Better viewed from afar (i.e. Citadel) than to pay for admission. Better one part of admission price in Jerash. However, next door is Odeon, a smaller better preserved theater where entrance is free

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