Roman Amphitheatre, Amman
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Roman Amphitheatre, Amman - Address, Phone Number
Address: The Hashemite Plaza, Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Jordan
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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Very nice, historic site. Your best bet is to visit the Amphitheatre on the way to/from the Citadel and Archeological Museum. This particular one is very nicely preserved. There are larger ones but this one also carries all the ancient theater features. Well worth a visit.
Must see in Amman. The little theater is great, with a very nice guard. The two museums inside the amphitheatre's gallery are small but interesting and the view from the top of the stairs, especially towards the citadel, makes this place a cool place to just take a break and hang out with people.
We visited the Roman Amphitheater in the evening. We couldn't enter the amphitheater, but the courtyard area outside was filled with groups of people hanging out and playing. It was a fun atmosphere. Another way to get a great view of the amphitheater is by visiting the Citadel up on the hill - it's a great aerial view!
Beautifully restored Roman theatre in the heart of bustling Amman. Two galleries hold a museum each. One is devoted to folklore and the other to popular traditions showcasing a selection of Byzantine mosaics from Amman, Jerash and Madaba. It is a good place to bring young ones and let them explore with due supervision. There are no toilets on site. There are a number of souvenir shops around.
Definitely worth it. Nice place to enjoy yourself and some nice company. (Museum is not really a MUST)
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