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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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The heart of Petra

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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nyc
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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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Connecticut
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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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Rochester, New York
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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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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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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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