Looking for travel inspiration for your next vacation? Take a look at my series of reasons to visit Jordan. They will surprise, excite and make you want to go there. This one is the Roman Amphitheatre in Amman.
The gorgeous Roman Amphitheatre in Amman Jordan is a good reason to make a trip to the city. The magnificent structure holds over 6,000 people and would host gladiator combats and release wild animals to fight prisoners. It is incredibly well-preserved and maintained and so more sedate and highbrow events and festivals are still hosted here. It was built around 138 to 160 AD when the city was called Philadelphia by the Romans. There is a small museum inside which houses traditional dress, artifacts and mosaics.
Based on my time in Jordan, there are ten things that I recommend you visit during the course of a one-week vacation. You can find out more on each by clicking on them to get more details, my thoughts and pictures:
- Ras El Ein Graffiti Amman.
- Roman Amphitheatre Amman.
- Citadel Amman.
- Little Petra.
- Wadi Rum Desert.
- Madaba Map.
- Baptism site of Jesus Christ.
- Aljoun Castle Fortress.
Disclaimer: I travelled as a guest of Jordan Tourism Board on an 8-night trip exploring Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, the Dead Sea and other popular destinations.