Sights & Attractions in Petra

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Name Category Location
 
Bab a-Siq
The Gate of the Cleft opens onto the Siq, the canyon-lined passageway...
Architectural Sites, Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Broken Pediment Tomb
One of a series of facades carved into the western face of Jabal...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Byzantine Church
Richly decorated with mosaics in the characteristic style of...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Colonnaded Street
The Romans built the main street of Petra in the early 1st century...
Neighborhoods / Streets Petra
 
Corinthian Tomb
Set among some of Petra's finest tombs is one named for the large...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Djinn Blocks
The function of these three large structures is unclear; they...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Great Temple
No one can say for sure who was worshipped at this temple, or...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
High Place of Sacrifice
An ancient flight of stairs cut into the rockā€”and restored by...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Horse Square
Horses used to be the conveyance of choice for the approximately...
Squares Petra
 
Lion Monument
Surface runoff fed this fountain on the path to the High Place...
Fountains Petra
 
Monastery (Al-Deir)
Second only to the Treasury in its magnificence, the Monastery...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Museum
Petra's museum, which has restrooms, is in the same building...
Museums / Galleries Petra
 
Nymphaeum
Dedicated to the water nymphs, this fountain was used for both...
Fountains Petra
 
Obelisk Tomb
This upper story of a two-story tomb is named for the four freestanding...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Obelisks
On the terrace below the High Place stand two obelisks hewed...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Palace Tomb
This unfinished tomb is one of the few in Petra not carved entirely...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Qasr al-Bint
This structure's full name, which translates as the "Palace of...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Renaissance Tomb
This tomb, bearing a pediment with three urns, bears a close...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Roman Soldier's Tomb
The headless figure in the niche of this unusual tomb's facade...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Silk Tomb
The striations of natural color in the Silk Tomb's rock make...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Siq
The main entrance to Petra, in ancient times as in ours, is through...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Snake Tomb
No outward decoration marks this tomb, but 12 burial niches are...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Temple of the Winged Lions
This impressive building overlooking the Colonnaded Street takes...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Theater
This semicircular amphitheater is a clear sign of the extent...
Archaeological Sites Petra
 
Tomb of Sextius Florentinus
This is one of the few Petra monuments that can be dated with...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Treasury
The Siq opens suddenly onto Petra's most famous monument, known...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
 
Urn Tomb
Named for the vaselike decoration at the top of its pediment...
Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments Petra
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