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Street of Facades

Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was awesome! Paid for 50 JOD as entrance fee for 1 day and worth the price! You can pay 55 JOD for 2 days entrance fee ticket. For me, 1 day is enough. As I walked all the day. I visited at 7 and back to the hotel around 4 PM. Prepare yourself to do so. Prepare your lunch... More 

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Connecticut
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The sites at Petra keep surprising you, The street of Facades is fascinating if you can imagine what this place was like when the Nabetians lived there..seems like some patching or restoration work has been done but walking through the site is a amazing experience.

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Columbus, Georgia
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103 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After you pass the Treasury, you'll walk down a canyon until you reach the Street of Façades (street of tombs). Each opening in the cliff is the entrance to a different tomb.

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Pennsboro, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The street of facades is an amazing site especially after encountering the Treasury. Walking thru Petra is just one impressive and amazing site after another.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The street of Facades is quite interesting to see the different places carved out of the sandstone in different shapes and styles. You can imagine living back in those days and how grand it must have been to enter those magnificent buildings. It is on your route to see everything else on your left as you are walking.

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Köln, Deutschland
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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