We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Street of Facades

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    65
    24
    6
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
41 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
College Place, Washington
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorset
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The Street of Facades was probably my favorite part of Petra. It was absolutely amazing. These tombs are very structured, with none of the ornamentation of the royal tombs. They were amazing not only in design but in number.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hertfordshire , Uk
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Best seen in the late afternoon light. Find yourself a quiet spot near the Byzantine church and soak up the atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Street of Facades also viewed

Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
 
Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
 

Been to Street of Facades? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Street of Facades, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing