Roman AmphitheatreCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 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
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.
- There are conflicting records of opening hours. Call to confirm timings before your visit.
- The price of admission covers both the amphitheater and the two museums.
- Hours may vary during Ramadan.
- Drive or take a taxi.
- There may be a bus station nearby.
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4.08% of people who visit Amman include Roman Amphitheatre in their plan
37.5% of people start their Roman Amphitheatre visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Roman Amphitheatre
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Roman Amphitheatre
The place itself is great and definitely a must see if you're in Jordan. I'm not super surprised though that it's not taken care of. There are cigarette buds all over the theatre, and the trash (outside) is overwhelming. Also, there isn't enough information about the theatre. Who built it exactly? And how long did it take to build? There will be a guy smoking outside who will try to be your "tour guide" for a fee. He looks like a serial killer. Finally, the museum is a bit sad and unimpressive. There is literally no information about most of the stuff in there, and prepare yourself for an asthma attack because of the tons of dust. Anyway, worth seeing overall, but keep your expectations modest.
The Roman Theatre in the middle of Amman has a cheap entry fee and is one of the most beautiful structures in the city. If you have the time I highly recommend having a visit as the structure is very well preserved and taken care of. Also there are little exhibitions around the area that you can also have a look which gives a perspective of life in Amman during the Roman times.
Beautiful and preserved theatre brings you back to the Roman times. Take a seat at the top and gaze at the busy town life in Al-Hashemi Street. You’re grated free access with your Jordanian Pass.
Nice and well conserved theatre, makes a pretty view at night. Entry fee is affordable. Parking might be a bit complicated, not that the romans thought about it when they built it, neither did they thing that the area might grow to be one of the most crowded areas in Amman. But the historical place is very much appreciated, all in all.
If you are in Amman this is a must visit place. In summer you will find concerts there. Wonderful experience