Roman Theatre (8.80 km)
Just located downhill from the Citadel and five minutes walk from downtown, the Roman Theatre is the most obvious and impressive site of ancient Philadelphia. The Roman theatre which was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), is cut into the northern side of a hill that once served as a necropolis-or graveyard. It is very similar in design to the amphitheatre at Jerash, and can accommodate upto 6,000 audiences. Nowadays the theatre is still used for sporting and cultural events. The Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions is located in the Roman Theatre, as well as the Jordan Folklore Museum.