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Street of Facades

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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Description: This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.

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Another key part of the overall experience of Petra. Easily accessible from the main route as you pass from the Treaury to the Theatre.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Another key part of the overall experience of Petra. Easily accessible from the main route as you pass from the Treaury to the Theatre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Once through the narrow Siq it opens up at the large plaza by the Treasury Building. The only other exit is a fairly wide dusty, gravel road that continues downhill with huge carvings on both sides, this is the Street of Facades. Just passed the store on the left is a series of stairs, which head up the canyon. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Like most things in Petra, Street of Facades is amazing to witness, beautifully carved in the mountain with many tombs above, its makes great exploring seeing how an culture could create something so stunning. I would say that it's in the top 5 things to do at Petra and not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very interesting how this stuff was carved out of the mountain side. Lots of temples and tombs. Very nice visit to a historically significant site. Well worth the time and effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Much like the street of facades in Jerash. It is an excellent way to visualize life in the city of Petra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't restrict yourself to the Siq slot canyon and the "Treasury," the Street of Facades is also worth examining, even if it is somewhat eroded by the elements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is unbelievable! If you think you can't walk any further, take a camel. It is worth the trip! The colors are unbelievable! These ancient tombs became homes to the tribes. I wanted to spend the night in one of the caves to spimagine how it was to live in them back in the day. Don't miss it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Sadly this doesn't get the attention it deserves. With so many more interesting sites around you forget that this is a special part of history too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

From the Treasury you continue to walk down hill to the Street of Facades, it ends near the theater and near toilets and snack bars. The tombs are fantastic in part due to the color of the rocks, try and see them in full sun. When they are in the shade they are less colorful. The path you walk on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Petra - winter, cold but exhilarating!! there for a day, really not enough, through the annals of time to think who had walked there and what had happened

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Address: Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Ma'in Governorate  >  Petra - Wadi Musa

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