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Street of Facades

Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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167 reviews 167 reviews
103 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The street of facades and the many tombs located above were so interesting to explore. The craftsmanship of the facades were unbelievable. The detail were amazing. I did not want to leave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The ground levels of most of these building were tombs, but later used by the Bedouins for homes (you can see the fire/smoke stains. The neat thing is wander in to a few of the facades and you can see all the colors of the stone around you. It is amazing that a single type of stone can have so... More 

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nyc
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40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After seeing the Treasury as the first site, this street is a little anticlimactic in terms of grandeur. Nonetheless it is very interesting and worth the time as you tour PEtra

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Connecticut
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I can't imagine what it would be like to live back in the time when the city was active. The street is literally lined with tombs, it is so interesting and yet a little creepy. Tombs absolutely everywhere you look, and the colors in the rocks are gorgeous.

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Rochester, New York
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30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Street of Facades is breathtaking in the sheer size of the facades. Try to take a photograph of one or more of the Facades, preferably with a resident of Wadi Musa sitting or standing in front of the Facade(s) for scale. You will not be disappointed.

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Bellingham, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The street of facades and the many tombs located above were so interesting to explore. I found myself trying to imagine life as it must have been back during that time and just couldn't wrap my head around it. Incredible craftsmanship of the facades. I wish they had more pictures of what things would have looked like back in the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was the second best thing to see after the Treasury in Petra. Climb the stairs up, passing all the souvenir stalls, until you reach the tombs above. They are worth a look inside. The sandstone is quite colourful from the inside of the tombs (truly inside the cliff itself). The view down across the whole site is also wonderful.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The sites at Petra keep surprising you, The street of Facades is fascinating if you can imagine what this place was like when the Nabetians lived there..seems like some patching or restoration work has been done but walking through the site is a amazing experience.

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Columbus, Georgia
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103 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After you pass the Treasury, you'll walk down a canyon until you reach the Street of Façades (street of tombs). Each opening in the cliff is the entrance to a different tomb.

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Pennsboro, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The street of facades is an amazing site especially after encountering the Treasury. Walking thru Petra is just one impressive and amazing site after another.

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