Lower City of Petra

Petra's lower city, which you access via the narrow gorge of the Siq, is gradually being revived thanks to the efforts of archaeologists. Visitors should imagine a Hellenistic-style settlement with markets, baths, temples and villas. The Nabataeans did not live in the rock-hewn monuments, which were used solely as tombs or places of worship. The streets of Petra were inhabited by a heterogeneous population, augmented by traders arrived from all over the world.

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Jebel al-Madhbah, Petra
Jebel al-Madhbah, Petra
A 3hr walk leads to numerous Nabataean
60 minutes
The Siq, Petra
The Siq, Petra
The main entrance to the ancient city,
90 minutes
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The most important building of the great
90 minutes
Petra
Petra
Plate tectonics and erosion due to water
90 minutes
Royal tombs, Petra
Royal tombs, Petra
The royal tombs comprise of a variety of
60 minutes
Ascent to Ad Deir, Petra
Ascent to Ad Deir, Petra
Heading up to the Deir ("monastery") is
60 minutes
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Jebel al-Madhbah, Petra
Jebel al-Madhbah, Petra
A 3hr walk leads to numerous Nabataean
60 minutes
The Siq, Petra
The Siq, Petra
The main entrance to the ancient city,
90 minutes
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The most important building of the great
90 minutes
See all