Time  6 hours 18 minutes

Coordinates 1438

Uploaded November 17, 2014

Recorded September 2014

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near Petra, Ma’an (Jordan)

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The taxi that will take us to Wadi Musa (Petra) is already waiting for us and except for a short stop to take a photo of the area we make the way to the Seven Wonders hotel where at 10:30 we can do the chek in without problems. Load of batteries, telephone, a quiet shower, prepare clothes for the laundry and a small break, for, although soon, go to eat to begin our journey through the old city of Petra. Already in the control room we bought tickets for the next three days and we started this exciting adventure, with which since childhood, I knew of its existence, I always dreamed.
Before getting stuck in the Siq, the first vestiges of this millenarian culture begin to appear, little by little and by a myriad of circumstances it disappeared. The walk is very quiet, without stopping too much in each of the sites we advance to the entrance to the gorge or Siq as it is known here and we walk in the same way, since the idea is to focus this afternoon more on the royal tombs. There are not many people, which allows you to enjoy the surroundings, despite the constant offers of cars, donkeys, mules, horses and other services to make the various routes. We prefer our legs. In spite of everything, it is impossible not to look at the Treasury, the street of the facades, the amphitheater, the multitude of tombs, ...
It is one o'clock in the afternoon and we have dispensed with "little Petra", since having visited it had to be before this. We begin in more detail in the royal tombs. The first was Urna. A tomb designed as such until Romans and Christians saw in it other uses and right now, its interior, is very neglected. The other tombs are those of La Seda, interesting for its colorations, Corinthia, very deteriorated, but with a structure similar to that of the treasure and the monumental tomb of the Palace, with an immense façade. These 4 tombs are next to each other, a little further away is that of the Roman governor Sextius Florentinus, also dug in the rock and with a multicolored veining on the rock, which gives it a peculiar touch.
Following the path along the side of the mountain we reach the Byzantine church, where its amazing mosaics stand out. Very close to it are the 4 blue columns, coming from Egypt and that remain erect forming a perfect rectangle. The views of the city of Petra from this place are incredible, it's a shame that its conservation is somewhat neglected. Too much dirt for buildings and surroundings.
Also nearby, is the palace of the winged lions. Much work still to finish the recovery and thus show us the splendor of past times. We continue to the area of ​​the archaeological museum and return quietly enjoying during the way back the color that is concentrated here, not only in its buildings, but also in its people. Although not in depth, it is impossible not to look inwardly at everything that is within reach of our eyes. The Nabataean culture, influenced by Greeks, Egyptians, Romans and all the people with whom they traded, makes it peculiar, and sometimes even erroneously classified as the case of the amphitheater or the temple of Qasr al-Bint, which is the the first building that we almost passed by, as it happens with the great Roman palace, the arch of Trajan, the columned street, the nymphaeum, the amphitheater, the street of the facades, the treasure, the water collection system, the altars, the tombs, ... and everything that the view includes, that allows us to enjoy from another perspective what has already been seen in detail.
Once outside the Siq, a taxi and to the hotel. One more day with a few kilometers on your back. The usual, shower, Jordanian dinner, very good and cheap, by the way and the bed to get up early tomorrow.
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Archaeological site

Anfiteatro

Built by the Nabataeans in the 1st century BC with 33 rows of stands for a capacity of about 4,000 spectators. They did it in the Greek way, more open to the outside. The whole grandstand is sculpted in a monolithic basement, today very eroded, that extends on top with the facades of houses or tombs of Assyrian style that, being hung at sufficient height, they were saved from the remodeling. The Romans, after the conquest of the city, expanded the place to give it a capacity of 7,000 people, but an earthquake severely damaged it around 363 AD.
Archaeological site

Arco de Trajano y el cardo o calle columnada romana

Arco de Trajano y el cardo o calle columnada romana
Archaeological site

Calle de las fachadas

Calle de las fachadas
Parking

Control de entrada a Petra

Control de entrada a Petra
Archaeological site

El gran templo romano

El gran templo romano
Archaeological site

El Tesoro o Khazné

El Tesoro o Khazné
Archaeological site

Entrada al Siq

Entrada al Siq
Archaeological site

Iglesia bizantina

Iglesia bizantina
Information point

Museo arqueólogico y restaurante

Museo arqueólogico y restaurante
Tree

Ninfeo y viejo árbol de pistachos

Ninfeo y viejo árbol de pistachos
Archaeological site

Palacio de las columnas azules egipcias

Palacio de las columnas azules egipcias
Archaeological site

Templo de Qasr al-Bint o de la hija del faraón

Templo de Qasr al-Bint o de la hija del faraón
Archaeological site

Templo del león alado

Templo del león alado
Archaeological site

Tumba corintia

Tumba corintia
Archaeological site

Tumba de la seda

Tumba de la seda
Archaeological site

Tumba de la urna

Tumba de la urna
Archaeological site

Tumba de Sextio Florentino

Tumba de Sextio Florentino
Archaeological site

Tumba del obelisco

Tumba del obelisco
Archaeological site

Tumba del palacio

Tumba del palacio
Provisioning

Tumba número 4-Hoy hotel Guest House

Tumba número 4-Hoy hotel Guest House
Archaeological site

Tumbas « Djinn »

Tumbas « Djinn »
Dead-end street

Tunel de desvio de agua (cerrado a turistas)

8 comments

  • Photo of txus2008

    txus2008 Nov 9, 2018

    Muchas felicidades. Todo muy bien trabajado. Saludos

  • Photo of lsapiario

    lsapiario Nov 9, 2018

    Gracias por tu valoración.
    Tengo una espina clavada, aún me queda subir los otros días que estuvimos pateando ese maravilloso entorno

  • Photo of txus2008

    txus2008 Nov 9, 2018

    Es de justicia. Estoy poniendo tus fotos en el GPS , según tus waipoins porque en enero voy hacer tu ruta que me ha parecido excelente. Saludos

  • Photo of lsapiario

    lsapiario Nov 9, 2018

    txus2008, no olvides que debes patearte las escaleras que suben al monasterio. En el camino hay otras pequeñas zonas a visitar. No te lo pierdas por nada, para nosotros lo mejor. Y si subes a lo alto del tesoro es la leche, te tomas un refresco con el beduino que hay allí y flipas. Puedo enviarte todo el trak que nosotros hicimos en Petra si te interesa. Necesitáis al menos tres días

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    txus2008 Nov 10, 2018

    Muchas gracias por tú recomendación.
    Estaremos dos días completos.
    Saludos

  • Photo of txus2008

    txus2008 Nov 10, 2018

    Si me lo puedes enviar te lo agradeceré.
    Otra cosa, hay dos tarifas, una la "normal" y otra la pass. ¿cual es tú opinión?
    Gracias anticipadas.

  • Photo of lsapiario

    lsapiario Nov 10, 2018

    Hola de nuevo txus2008, esta lluviosa tarde reviso el track completo, lo rehago y te envío el fichero a tu correo. Tienes el mio en mi perfil. Mándame antes tú uno y así te lo podré hacer.
    Nosotros sacamos una entrada para todos los días que estuvimos allí, que hace cuatro años resultaba más económico. Si estáis dos días quizá os sea algo mejor entradas individuales.
    Por cierto, acabo de ver la tormenta en esa zona ahora mismo. Impresiona. Míralo en el enlace https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxvzLXHZPMSxmqMRdhLpcXMWDksr?projector=1
    Otro vídeo https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxvzLXHZPMSxmqMRdhLpcXMWDksr?projector=1
    Nada más lejos de asustarte, pero no deja de ser curioso e impresionante

  • Photo of txus2008

    txus2008 Nov 19, 2018

    Disculpa por la tardanza en contestarte. Te envío un privado. Gracias y disculpa.

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