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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Santa Cruz, California
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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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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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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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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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