Roman Amphitheater

Roman Amphitheater, Amman

Roman Amphitheater
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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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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Deb
Rugby, UK13 contributions
The other thing to see in Amman
Oct 2021 • Solo
This is the other thing to see in Amman (beside the citadel). I declined another expensive guide who pounced as soon as I walked up to buy a ticket and told me how much he likes GB. I couldn’t be arsed to ask if he’s ever been.
Challenge your fitness by climbing all the steps to the top row. Get vertigo and realise that these were definitely the cheap seats.
A couple of quaint museums on site with mannequins in traditional costumes and rather annoying people taking their photos alongside them.
Written October 9, 2021
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genibre69
London, UK3,090 contributions
Great place to wander and included in JP
Sep 2021 • Solo
In downtown Amman, and an easy walk to get to, the theatre is well-worth it! Included in the Jordan Pass. It’s very well-restored and climbing to the top gets you impressive views of Amman and the next-door Odeon. There is a guide at the entrance who speaks English well but I was well-sorted with my Lonely Planet guidebook. I was also quite happy when site guards threw out two Jordanian hoodlums who were writing on steps with a black sharpie!! Yes, I was a Karen and told on them.

There are two smaller museums on site and included in the JP. At least in one, I think it was regional culture, I did an about-face when I entered and saw a staff member SMOKING in the entrance. No thanks!
Written September 25, 2021
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,237 contributions
The Romans were here
Sep 2021
As my hotel was just 200m away the amphitheater was the first place i visited in the late afternoon when there was a cool breeze. It is a good place to meet friendly locals and visitors from the surrounding countries. Such an impressive site and it is a toss up between here and the citadel which is the best attraction in the city.
Written September 16, 2021
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smvNYC
New York City, NY157 contributions
Beautiful place
Aug 2021
The amphitheater is centrally located in the old area of the city. While we were offerede to hire a guide, we visited it by itself and found the experience rewarding. Apart for the amphitheater itself, there are two small museums on each side (one focused on Jordan history and customs and one that includes some wonderful mosaics). Both museums are quite dated, bout still worth a quick visit.
Written August 28, 2021
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FlyWithKids
San Antonio, TX282 contributions
It takes stamina to get to the top!
Jul 2021
Nice place to visit, there are 2 small museums at the site as well. Very well-kept property. Not sure it's worth paying a guide. It is included in the Jordan Pass.
Written August 1, 2021
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BigWorldOutThere
Jordan7 contributions
Really interesting. Well worth getting a guide
Mar 2021
Amazing place, best explained by one of the friendly and helpful guides (charge for this, but worth it). Be careful though, the steps up are a bit steep, but coming down again is terrifying! View from the top is remarkable.
Written July 16, 2021
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s m
Oklahoma USA98 contributions
Worthwhile visit
Jun 2020
No need to stay long, but worth seeing. Do not miss the Amman Panorama Art Gallery across the street. We stopped in to browse having spotted it walking by. Had a good conversation with the owner. I expected the prices would be insanely high but they were fair and reasonable. We left with a couple of paintings.
Written May 8, 2021
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noor
Amman, Jordan11 contributions
Fabulous
Mar 2021 • Friends
Fabulous please 🤗🤗🤗🤗,the centre of city , nice, comfortable and popular great and helpful people around.
Highly recommended
Written March 3, 2021
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,095 contributions
Roman empire
Dec 2019
To be correct, this is NOT an amphitheatre but a theatre. Still it is one of the prime Roman relics to be found in Amman and a spot certainly not to miss.
Written November 2, 2020
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,211 contributions
Must see
Feb 2020
This is a must-see in downtown Amman, enjoy the theater, have some amazing pictures, and make sure to visit the museum inside, then enjoy a meal and a dessert in downtown.
Written October 14, 2020
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