Roman Amphitheatre

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: The Hashemite Plaza, Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Jordan
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +962-64651742
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Amphitheater

Roman Amphitheatre - Review

This beautifully restored ancient second-century Roman amphitheatre that seats 6000 people is an easily accessible landmark. It was built back in the day when Amman was known as Philadelphia. Which is one of the three Roman structures in the neighborhood, the other two being the Odeon and the Nymphaeum. It is built facing the north so that spectators would not have to suffer the Sun. End the future remains in active use today, most prominently as the location of the city’s International book fair and the Al-Balad Music Festival.

The side entrances of the theater have Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition on one side and the Jordan Folklore Museum on the other. The former has a small collection of traditional costumes, jewelry, masks and mosaics; the latter was established in 1971 to showcase everyday Jordanian and Palestinian items such as handicraft, mosaics and musical instruments.

Roman Amphitheatre Information

  • There are conflicting records of opening hours. Call to confirm timings before your visit.

Roman Amphitheatre Ticket Prices

  • The price of admission covers both the amphitheater and the two museums.

Roman Amphitheatre Opening and Closing Hours

  • Hours may vary during Ramadan.

How To reach Roman Amphitheatre by Public Transport

  • Drive or take a taxi.
  • There may be a bus station nearby.

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  • Roman Amphitheatre Address: The Hashemite Plaza, Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Jordan
  • Roman Amphitheatre Contact Number: +962-64651742
  • Roman Amphitheatre Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Roman Amphitheatre Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Roman Amphitheatre(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Roman Amphitheatre: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Roman Amphitheatre

  • 20.04% of people who visit Amman include Roman Amphitheatre in their plan

  • 42.55% of people start their Roman Amphitheatre visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Roman Amphitheatre

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

90.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Roman Amphitheatre

People normally club together The Odeon Theater and Amman Citadel while planning their visit to Roman Amphitheatre.

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Roman Amphitheatre, Amman Reviews

  • Interesting historical place with 2 museums onsite during the day. Some best examples of Roman Greco Architecture for Amman Jordan tile work. Doesn't have the best tourist guides during day I didn't see anyone whom gave a tour or spoke English well. At night it's a local place for locals to sit and talk. There's a great sweet shop across the street and a juice vendor right before hand. Worth the time to see this place is both times except museums are closed at night .

  • My first chance to see a Roman theatre. It's a wonder that it's functional after 2000 years. The singing and dancing girls and boys in the evenings give you hope about mankind. My best time in Amman was the evening spent here.

  • Great condition for an ancient amphitheater. The amphitheater is actually 2 different ones - a smaller more private one and a large public one. It has been restored in locations and is in great condition, considering it is the middle of Amman. A gentleman looking after the smaller theater showed us the amazing acoustic qualities of the amphitheater, I am grateful for that.

  • Just the sheer size and age of the structure is awe-inspiring. There isn't much to see there except climb to the top and enjoy the sights and sounds around. The climb is extensive, but the views are great. It is a local hub for children playing or visiting as part of school excursions, so usually crowded and noisy. Do not miss the smaller amphitheater off to the side. There is no entry ticket for that one and it's usually relatively less crowded and noisy.

  • Must visit! Try this place around the evenings 5pm - 6pm is good when the sun lessens and casts shadow over the beautiful archaic steps of the amphitheater. Climb up to the last row and enjoy the city view. The Jordan pass is accepted, it’s stamped at the ticket counter, or incase a mobile pass then show it directly at the main gate. Also, if walking around late into the night, witness the square buzzing with children playing football, people enjoying sheesha, and the amphitheater beautifully lit up all night.

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