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Street of Facades

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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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This street is lined with tall tombs carved into the mountainside.

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The street of facades after crossing the Treasury and adjacent to the outer Siq. The name is given to the row of monumental Nabatean tombs which would fall on your left. These are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The street of facades after crossing the Treasury and adjacent to the outer Siq. The name is given to the row of monumental Nabatean tombs which would fall on your left. These are carved in the southern cliff face and facades are crowned with corner crow steps, pilasters and cavettos. Be prepared to walk a lot in the Sun and... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The street of facades is located to the left of the road after crossing the Treasury and before reachine the center of the city. Try to visit during cooler season to be able to spend more time. In case anyone is interested, Petra is a feminine form of Peter, derived from the Greek work Petros which means "Stone" or "Rock".

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Walking down Petra and after the Treasury you see the Street of Facades. Reading about it you see that the Nabataeans built these tombs from Assyrian designs. There are not much to see inside the tombs other than awesome geological formations. If you hike a little bit you can see the ones on top too.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

These facades were carved in the southern cliff near the Treasury and adjacent to the Siq, crowned with corner crow-steps, pilasters and cavettos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

In the heart of petra any on can see how many tombs in different shapes some big and some sma but some is recommend for climbing and to have a look from in side and to see the nice view to the city center from thire

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Thank 20106
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Again a nice part of Petra like all her sites. After seeing all if the impressive buildings this is almost moderate but offcourse again a little treasure

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The carvings here are quite beautiful. The colour of the Rock makes the whole place quite dramatic. Another piece of the Petra puzzle. You need plenty of time to appreciate Petra.

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Nederland, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I thought this was very interesting. You could see the time that was spent to provide a place of rest for these people.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the more interesting sights in the Petra compund. You can see some Nabatean inscriptions and small carvings, representing camels and the like.

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was part of the main street tour for 4-5 hours- as we were only in Petra for the day we were advised by a guide at the Visitor's centre to take this tour and it was very well worth it because there was s much to see.

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