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Roman Theatre, Amman

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Dating back to the second century, Roman Theatre speaks to the period of Roman rule over Amman, when the city was known as Philadelphia. The construction of the 6,000-seat amphitheater into the hillside at a steep angle kept the sun off spectators and created excellent acoustics, which enabled audience members even at the top seat to hear people in the arena. Today the space, which is located in the heart of downtown, is open to the public and hosts large cultural festivals. Visit the small museum on premises for more information on the site's construction and history. Use our Amman trip itinerary builder to visit Roman Theatre on your trip to Amman, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great, the climb to the top was worth it for the views down to the stage but also across to the citadel. Take care climbing down and avoid the steps in the middle that are worn. Overall interesting... 
    Great, the climb to the top was worth it for the views down to the stage but also across to the citadel. Take care climbing down and avoid the steps in the middle that are worn. Overall interesting...  more »
  • I was there and the place was great, but there was a lot of taste from a group of young people and I was very upset about that. 
    I was there and the place was great, but there was a lot of taste from a group of young people and I was very upset about that.  more »
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  • Nice touristy place next to downtown market. It’s well lit even after it closes down and has a big concrete area in front where people can sit/walk and have a good time. Dont miss the picture points as they offer a good view of the city.
  • I’d say this is a place you’d want to see while I’m Jordan. They allow you to climb the steep steps to the very top where there is a nice view and it makes for good pictures. Be careful, the steps are steep and smooth in places so they can be slippery. It’s a low moderate climb to the top, but if you get tired you can always just sit on the seat to the side of the steps. The Jordan Pass allows entry. Some areas smell like pee, and I didn’t see a toilet, which may explain the smell.

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