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Roman Amphitheater

Old Town, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #5 of 31 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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Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

After visiting the Citadel with the Hercules Temple, what's left of it, make sure you visit this theatre. It's amazing how well reserved it is, possibly with some restoration. Just past the Amphitheatre, if facing it to the right, by the Tourist centre there are a few curio shops run by Iraqi vendors selling souvenir coins from the Saddam era,... More

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Speers Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Somehow I never tire of Roman Theatres and this one is in good condition (still used regularly) and is in a popular location in downtown Amman. Pros: Easily accessible, lots to see nearby (Museum of Popular Traditions is next door and is a worthwhile visit and the whole Hashemite Square complex is a hub of action), no shortage of food... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit if in Amman. You can see it from the vantage point of the citadel where you appreciate its location in the hubbub of the city. Up close it is an impressive amphitheatre with some restoration work and a little museum just off the stage area. Well worth a quick viewing.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly, it was within the city center of Amman. It has a public access and rich in history. It is still well maintained and the historical and architectural pieces are still there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are going to Amman you should definitely go to this place! it has a really nice view from the city and you can see and talk with a lot of local people. near the stage there is a small museum that is quite simple but worth the visit!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Amphitheater is located next to the Citadel and is clearly visible from there. It is really well preserved and rather large so it is definitely worth the visit. Can be easily combined with a visit to the Citadel, thanks to its proximity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Atmosphere is fantastic, and the setting really wonderful. Lovely to visit, right in the heart of the city. Gives a good introduction to some of the wonders of Jordan

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Well preserved and most interesting in its downtown location and environment a must see.... a few touts hoverng around (of course) easy to avoid them though.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a very good amphitheatre located in the heart of Amman. It is well maintained and a nice place to visit and take photos.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The ancient Roman Amphitheater is still in great condition. You are allowed to walk freely throughout it and experience it to the fullest. This will probably be the downfall of it also, since people don't treat everything with respect There will be vendors posing as commoners trying to get you into surrounding shops, but that is city life, and the... More

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