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Street of Facades

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

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Main street

When walking through this main street, you're starting to feel the greatness of this town and its past civilisation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joop V
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Ede, The Netherlands
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Ede, The Netherlands
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When walking through this main street, you're starting to feel the greatness of this town and its past civilisation.

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Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

loads of facades on both sides, the street opens to 2 different ones with more and more facades. this amazing place is 2 minutes walk from the treasury

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It is located in between the Treasury and the Theatre. You canb appreciate the architectonic designs (early designs Assyrian inspired, the intermediate style, the classical nabatean).

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is an unfinished work but gives insight into how the rock facades were carved. The real treat is the patterns and colors of the sandstone.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Street of Facades and all of Petra's ancient architecture are incredible! Magical, mystical, haunting, well worth seeing at least once. We went twice.

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Thank TorontoOceanBaby
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Classic, iconic view of Petra See my review 'Petra hints and tips' for lots of details and useful info when planning a visit to Petra. Dated 06/10/15.

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Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

After viewing the Treasury this is a great walk in the outer Siq, flanked by beautiful tombs carved in the stone, before reaching other stunning attractions. Amazing colours of the rocks due to the presence of different minerals give hints to great photo opportunities

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Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The design of the tombs are amazing. On the top area, you will find a staircase design on every one of them, they say that this is the path the spirits take to heaven.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

You will pass this along the way through Petra. You cannot possibly miss it. It is incredible how large the structures are, and the lengths they would go to build an imposing tomb.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The artwork and craft is super. All carved without a power tool...Think of what could been done with a makita drill...

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