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Byzantine Church, Petra - Wadi Musa

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Admire the ancient remains of Byzantine Church, a fifth-century church and part of the World Heritage Site of Petra, known for its mosaic floors. The church was built in 450 AD during the Byzantine rule of Petra, on the foundations of Roman and Nabatean ruins. Extensively damaged by a number of earthquakes and a fire, the church’s best-preserved structure remains its pavement, adorned with mosaics that depict a variety of animals, human figures, and geometric designs. Using our world travel planner, Petra - Wadi Musa attractions like Byzantine Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Deserves to come to be able to contemplate the mosaics that are in this Church within the city of Petra, are of a quality and impressive workmanship
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  • This church is only across the main road and is worth the detour. The mosaics are in great condition and there are good descriptive plaques of the church and its rooms. There was even a Catholic servi...  read more »
  • corresponds to the remains of a Byzantine Church, which have been discovered recently, this well, but they are a little poor remains, for the moment.
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  • As the title says this was a Byzantine church. Knowing that is is very crazy because that means Petra was used by many people from different times. It is nice to see how the architecture differed a bit. The main hilight of this sight is the mosaic floors. They are very well kept and a must see to compare the different eras of Petra. This location is a bit hidden and is off the main path, but when you see a white tent as you walk towards the museum that is it.
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