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.
Roman Amphitheatre Travel Tips
- There are conflicting records of opening hours. Call to confirm timings before your visit.
Entrance Ticket Details For Roman Amphitheatre
- The price of admission covers both the amphitheater and the two museums.
Roman Amphitheatre Hours
- Hours may vary during Ramadan.
How to Reach Roman Amphitheatre
- Drive or take a taxi.
- There may be a bus station nearby.
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3.97% 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
Roman Amphitheatre Reviews & Ratings
A beautiful historical place in the old town of Amman, Jordan: You must visit. The theater was built in the period 138-161 CE, which dates back to the reign of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. The sole centerpiece of the city, the magnificent masterpiece was designed to be northerly-oriented, to keep the sun off its spectators, and could seat up to 6,000 people on its steep stairs. It was restored in 1957 with no original materials.
Amazing. A must visit for any tourist. Great history in the middle of busy downtown. Visiting hours are from 9 to 5 or 6 pm. But even if you get there outside of working hours you can still enjoy the view and atmosphere. If you need a bathroom go to a nearby coffee shop!. I recommend getting a tour guide to give a good history lesson of what you are seeing. Fair price is 10jd or 10-15$. A good tour guide will make you appreciate every stone there. Ask for official tour guides that are licensed by ministry of tourism. There is a micro Roman theater structure right next door to the main one. Amazing theater that was built for small functions for the noble family!. Usually it is open during working hours. Enjoy it at anytime of the year. Drop me a message if you need more tips. I just love the place. رائعة جدا ومميزة. نصيحتي بأن تستخدم احد المرشدين السياحيين ليشرح لك عن المدرج وتاريخه. راح يحلى بعينك ١٠٠ مرة اكثر حيث سيصبح للمكان معنى.
As the Cittadel, this ancient site is a must, as all of the ruins in Amman and its surrounding areas. Background research prior to going enlightens you beforehand as information is not readily available in choices of languages. Fantastic that so much of this has survived so many centuries, immensely interesting and quite breath-taking in size, take your time and savour the history that this holds so proudly.
Beautiful ancient place with an interesting museum of Jordan history. You can order an excursion. Entrance: Ticket to the museum and the theater is 10JD. Also there are some cafes with traditional drinks near the Theater.
This beautiful ancient amphitheater is located bang in the middle of Amman downtown surrounded by busy markets and packed residential areas. There's a different kind of energy here, especially in the evenings, with locals coming to spend time with their families and hanging around in the plaza opposite the theater. The structure itself is quite big and the views from the top of the "stairs" are amazing. There are some fine details here and there, like carvings and reliefs. There are 2 small museums at the bottom of the arena (both included in the Jordan Pass) that are pretty decent.