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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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With two Roman amphitheater, a chariot racing ground and typical roman bath, one can possiibly imagine the life here before 2000 years .Very well preserved site.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

With two Roman amphitheater, a chariot racing ground and typical roman bath, one can possiibly imagine the life here before 2000 years .Very well preserved site.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

After walking down the citadel and onto the main street and missing the speeding cars as they zipped by like bullets i went to the top of the amphitheatre and sat there for a good 40 minutes enjoying the sounds, smells, and sights, and immersed myself in the history and culture.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The theater in is very good condition and worth a walk all the way up to the top level of seating. It's a stunning feature to a tour of downtown Amman. The area feels very safe and is well patrolled by tourist police.

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Sevilla La Nueva, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Can get a nice view of the Roman Theatre from the top of the Citadel. Very beautiful and makes you wonder how they built it. Massive blocks of stone placed very accurately in a half circle shape to improve acoustics. Impressive.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This amphitheatre is in good condition and offers good views of Old Amman. There is a small museum as well. The bustling city streets outside offer great opportunities for shopping.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I have spent months touring Italy, from the North to the South, and this Amphitheater in the center of Amman is at least nice as any I saw there. It is a 1JD ticket that allows a visit of the theater and the small museum. It is well worth the visit. It is a 1 minute walk from The Jordan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The old Roman theater lies within walking distance of most of the budget hostels in the city center. Entrance fee is 1jd (small children free) and it is worth to visit it and climb the stairs to the highest level. Also the attached museum shows interesting old exhibits, in particular, cooking tools and old clothing of the people in Palaestine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

For only 1JD it won'r break the bank. Its a nice place to visit but it wouldn't be the end of the world if it was missed!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm not a big fan of old places but I really enjoyed climbimg up and exploring the place & the museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I loved visiting the Amphitheater for the historical aspect however it was scary. It was surrounded by guards with guns and I was harassed by some you men entering the area. I would recommend traveling with a guide or group if going.

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