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
1:00
The Siq, Petra
The Siq, Petra
The main entrance to the ancient city,
1:30
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The most important building of the great
1:30
Petra
Petra
Plate tectonics and erosion due to water
1:30
Royal tombs, Petra
Royal tombs, Petra
The royal tombs comprise of a variety of
1:00
Ascent to Ad Deir, Petra
Ascent to Ad Deir, Petra
Heading up to the Deir ("monastery") is
1:00
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Jebel al-Madhbah, Petra
Jebel al-Madhbah, Petra
A 3hr walk leads to numerous Nabataean
1:00
The Siq, Petra
The Siq, Petra
The main entrance to the ancient city,
1:30
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The Great Necropolis, Petra
The most important building of the great
1:30
See all