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Street of Facades

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.
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Köln, Deutschland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It's a long way from The Treasury to the museum in Petra but it's such a beautiful walk along a lot of well worth seing buildings in the sandstone. If you are to exhausted to walk you can take a donkey or a calash but I'd prefer a camel. It's a slow and comfortable ride. It stops at every point... More

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Aveiro, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

this street combines ancient home's of the nabatteans, roman ruins.. and lots of shop's... Beware of the "antiquities" you buy.. there are easy ways to age an artefact. It's a good recuerdo, but be aware of what you pay for it.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Worthwhile stopping to examine this area - but you need a good guide book or guide to bring it to life and explain it to gain any perspective into the Nabataen history of the site.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Mostly restored and re-erected. Takes a bit of imagination to picture what it once was in all of its glory. But great nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Not sure why anyone would walk down to the Treasury and not go further into Petra to see the other wonders that surround the visitor after another few hundred meters. Like everything else in Petra, this is a must see.

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College Place, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's unreal to walk down this road with the "hand-carved" facades of large buildings on either side and imagine how they did it all those centuries ago. Well worth the walk to get into this area...just hope for a cool day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

.. in the sandstone. You hardly need to seek out the Street of Facades, it would be difficult to miss. It's another amazing Petra landmark.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The street of Facades have many tombs cut in the same manner as the Treasury and Monastry. Although we know a lot about the history, we opted for a local guide. I would recommend this, as he added and expanded our knowledge. We followed the trail beyond the Facades and spent a wonderful day amongst all the other tombs.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Please spend more than one day here as there is so much to see and do. Be prepared for weary legs though

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The rocks of Petra are just breathtaking, they look like melted wax of colorful candles. And the silence at sunset when everything turns pink is a gift of nature

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