Street of Facades

Street of Facades, Petra - Wadi Musa

Street of Facades
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This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,095 contributions
The Impression that I Get
Dec 2019
Like everything around the Petra complex a place well worth seeing. Also since it's the only area shaded from the sun a good place to sit and relax.
Written November 17, 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada1,977 contributions
Time to Relax in Shad
Feb 2020
Aside from the Siq, this is the only area shaded from the sun. Relax, cool down, and shop till you drop. For sure, the facades are interesting too.
Written July 7, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Impressive
Oct 2019
Fantastic entree after the Treasury. Not the most famous but an impressive introduction of all there is to come
Written July 2, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
Past the Treasury
Jan 2020
Just past the Treasury, the path widens into an open section called the Street of Facades. Like a row of town homes, the street is lined with tall, impressive tombs and houses carved into the rock walls. If you have time, this area is easily accessible for exploring. We saw stray animals, including donkeys, emerge from a few openings, but don’t expect to find treasures. Anything of value was stolen years ago. We continued to the heart of the ancient city.
Written April 3, 2020
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DQShaw
York, ME1,345 contributions
Impressive carved tombs
Feb 2020
Some of our group stopped and turned around after going through the Siq and reaching the Treasury. There is so much more to see such as the Street of Facades. This is the name given to the row of monumental Nabataean tombs carved in the southern cliff face that lies past the Treasury.
Written March 30, 2020
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,366 contributions
Carved Rock Mansions
Nov 2019
Street of Facades is beside Al-Khazneh 'The Treasury". We saw a row of carved rock mansions, some reaching 15 metres high. These tombs were carved by the Nabataeans between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD. Some have extraordinary details even through they've suffered time and weather erosion. It is hard to imagine people in ancient times could make such an impessive structure and they are easy to access; we can explore them close up.   Happy travelling! 
Written March 11, 2020
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Marie H
Edinburgh, UK97 contributions
24 tp Petra
Jan 2020
Amazing to see just what was carved here. It is an amazing place...so much to take in that you seem to go into overload looking at what the people carved out of the stones.
Written February 17, 2020
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Jeremy C
Hinckley, UK846 contributions
Impressive Row of Carved Tombs
Oct 2019
Between the Treasury and the Theatre the Street of Facades gives you a clue as to just how busy the Nabataeans got with their rock carving. It is quite easy to just walk on by, but worth stopping and looking.
Written February 10, 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Part of Petra
Dec 2019
Petra is one of the most unusual historical ruins on our planet. We enjoyed visiting it a lot. However, not every part of Petra is special. IMHO, the Street is one of the artefacts that you just pass by and say, "yeah, OK, looks good". Most likely, you'd see it anyway while walking around Petra for a few hours.
Written January 20, 2020
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DavidG897
London, UK2,640 contributions
Not the highlight
Jan 2020 • Couples
Each of the separate areas is interesting in its own right. It is only by comparison that this area seems less impressive but it does not merit much time spent
Written January 13, 2020
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