Roman Theatre, Amman
This Roman theatre is dead smack in the middle of the city...it's 1 JOD to enter and 2 small museums are included in the price.......stand in the middle of the floor and you can hear yourself with the echo bouncing around, give yourself about 30 minutes max unless you plan to climb the steep stairs.
While it may not exactly qualify as NYC broadway the Roman theatre in Amman is perfectly situated among the modern buildings of the city and is in excellent condition. In fact it wouldn't be much of a stretch to actual still have performances in the theatre as the majority of the structure is still intact. This is a wonderful place to sit down and take in the views of Amman and the Roman ruins that sit up on the hill. There is a small park in front of the theatre where the locals hang out and people watch.
One of the main things to see in Amman is the Roman Amphitheatre in the city centre which gives great view of the city from the top. The Forum is opposite and has a smaller amphitheatre. Just outside the sites, you can still see ancient columns.
The Romans theatre is the largest in Jordan and holds 6,000 people. It was built in the second century AD by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. It is constructed into the side of the mountain and is still used for sport displays and cultural events.
This restored Roman Theatre was my highlight of Amman. On arrival here you may be accosted by guides who may be useful to you, I decided to explore the theatre & its 2 museums on my own. The theatre has 3 tiers of seats & a capacity of 6000. from the very top there are great views of the downtown area. Be warned, it's not until you start descending back down that you realise how steep the steps are & they can be a bit slippy.
Still with the same 500fils ticket, you can visit as well two small museums. The first one presents traditional clothes from the area. The second one presents some objects typical of the day to day life and reproduces scenes of the traditional life: Bedouin caravan, village’s house, local artwork,…
In Downtown Amman, see The Roman Amphitheatre, the Jordan Folklore Museum and Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition are inside. Built in the 2nd Century, the Odeon, is next to it. The Entrance ticket for all sites is 2JD.
Visit the Odeon theatre near the Amfitheatre
The Odeon theatre was used for music and small performances. It is much smaller than the large theatre, but surely more intimate as well. The Odeon in Amman is completely intact!
While Amman does not benefit from the sort of old souq that Damascus does, it does have a few sites of urban ruins that attest to the length of urban settlement in this part of the world. One such site is the amphitheatre, which is characteristic of the Roman structures that can be found across the Mediterranean. The theatre was built in the second century CE, when the city was known as Philadelphia. It is grouped together in a complex that houses the Forum, and which occupies that low point between the hills that dominate the city, and that are watched over by the Citadel. The Roman theatre is fairly well preserved, and, surprisingly, not quite as overrun by tourists or by hawkers as one might have expected. Visitors are allowed to climb up the seating without impediment, which is, in truth, the best part of the theatre. Incredible views can be had from this part of the structure, known as The Gods, and visitors would be well-advised to visit on a clear day, so as to make the most of this opportunity for memorable photography.
Having the ability to seat 6,000 people, the Roman Amphitheatre is still used once in a while for events. For 1 JD, you get access to the Roman Amphitheatre, the Folklore Museum, and the Museum of Popular Traditions.
The Roman theatre in Amman is the largest theatre in Jordan with room for 6,000 spectators. Thought to have been built between AD 138 and AD 161 by the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius, it is built into the side of the mountain and is still used for sport displays and cultural events.
A row of columns immediately to the north of the theatre is all that's left of the Forum that was once one of the largest public squares. To the east stands the Odeon which served mainly as a venue for musical performances.
Two cultural museums form part of the complex: the Jordan Folklore Museum, which has exhibits on traditional life, and the Museum of Popular Traditions with traditional costumes and mosaics from 4th to 6th century Jordan churches.
Amman has a nice roman theater that is well preserved.
It is still on occasions used for performances.
I's located right in the center of the downtown and is open during daytime hors for visitors.
In the middle of Downtown is a huge Roman Theatre. 1JD to enter and clib the steep steps.
Great place to sit and watch the city go by.
Also 2 small museums on the site
This impresive and restored Roman Theater is believed to have been built in the 2nd century AD during the time of Antonious Pius and seated up to 6000 people.
This is a look at the Roman Theatre many columns. I will give a brief explanation about this place later. So please come by again to read the completed text.