Roman Amphitheatre, Amman

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  • Address: The Hashemite Plaza, Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Jordan
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +962-64651742
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Amphitheater
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About Roman Amphitheatre, Amman

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, Amman Reviews

  • A glimpse of the old Roman life in Jordan. You can see where they had their concerts. And actually communicate with another party through rocks “Roman telephone” it is super cool. Also you can visit the museum where you can see some mosaic from Jerash. And some Jordanian heritage, the costumes, accessories, their life style, the instruments they used.

  • 2 JD gets you into the theatre itself, where you can climb the really steep steps. But it's fun to reach the top. Would love to see a concert there. In the price included is also a visit to the museum of jordan traditions, where you can see outfits and jewelry.

  • Amazing Roman Amphitheater great experience to see the traditional Jordanian heritage it is very useful to have a guide to get you to know more about these places. Thumbs up thumbs up

  • I have never seen anything like this place before. Looks impressive from the citadel, completely open in the city, built into a hill. Great that you can walk around & explore it.

  • 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.

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