Visit Royal Tombs in Petra

Visit Royal Tombs in Petra

Monumental necropolis

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Overcrowding: Above average
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Time: 2:00 h

After going through the interesting As-Siq gorge and admire the most famous view to Treasury, your steps will probably take you to the outer part of the gorge. It is called Street of Facades (there are more than 40 tombs). You will see then not only the old Theater, but also the monumental ancient Royal Tombs. The path then continues around the Roman monuments to the Museum.
 

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Behind the Treasury

The main sightseeing path from Treasury falls and the canyon is gradually getting wider. You are in the Street of Facades with several dozen rock tombs.

 

Behind the Treasury

Street of Facades

The tombs are of different length – from a few meters to more than twenty-meter. Except for the crowds of foreign tourists you will meet here a lot of local hikers admiring their national wealth.

 

Street of Facades

Below Al-Madbah

The canyon finally ends and there is a broad view of the surroundings from the big place. Here also turns off the main hiking trail up to the High Palace of Sacrifice (Al-Madbah), which is a great outlook point of the rock town (about 45 minutes ascent).

 

Below Al-Madbah

Theater

You will get up to the old Theater along souvenir stalls. It is said that more than seven thousand spectators fit here. Here the main crowd continues on along the Colonnaded Street. But far better is, in spite of the heat, to climb up the stairs to the Royal Tombs.

 

Theater

Royal Tombs

After climbing the stairs, which fortunately put off most of the visitors, you get to a number of monumental Royal Tombs (Urn, Silk, Corinthian, Palace and Sextius Florentinus Tomb).

 

Royal Tombs

The outlook to the Colonnaded Street

From the tombs is also a nice view of the ColonnadedStreet leading to the Roman sites and the path to the interior of interesting mesas evoking a little another exciting place in Jordan – Wadi Rum.
 

The outlook to the Colonnaded Street

Palace Tomb

All Royal Tombs are beautiful and unlike other central places in Petra there are relatively no crowds of tourists.

 

Palace Tomb

The interior of the tomb

It is possible to enter into every tomb. Inside you can enjoy interesting echoes and admire local red and orange stones of various patterns. Unfortunately, several visitors used some distant tombs as toilets.

 

The interior of the tomb

The path to the rocks

Also behind the tombs is one of the paths leading around the rock bridge to the rocks. If you would like to see everything here in Petra, you definitely need two long days.

 

The path to the rocks

Colonnaded Street

After you explore the tombs and their surroundings, it's time to descend the stairs back down and join the main route to the Roman sites. All the tombs are clearly visible from a distance. From left: Palace, Corinthian, Small Silk and Urn.

Colonnaded Street


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