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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Brilliant - great to see a 'tourist attraction" that is used by the locals - the Amphitheater is a short easy walk from the Citadel, worth walking. and is in the middle of a thriving downtown area with many good cheap restaurants, Taxi's easily available. No guides or audio tours provided, but didn't really miss this.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

i liked it a lot ,i visited it during the day ... good site , good shape and really you can spend an hour of two exploring the place also the Museum inside is very nice i highly recommend it .

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Last night I went with a friend from Amman to have a cup of tea at a coffee shop but he said let me show you the really Amman at night so we went to the amphitheater at the down town it was amazing Arabic music it's a small concert and the best part you order right there and they... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

In very good shape. Not clear if it was restaured and what has been restaured. Absence of guides or printed explanations.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very cool, but the best view of it is from the Citadel. Also they light it up nicely at night. So eve if you see it during the day go back at night to see it lit up.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

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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