Lower City of Petra
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Michelin Guide
Historical and archaeological site
The Michelin Guide's review
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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