"The Monastery" Monastery - Al Deir Tip by MiguelMV

Monastery - Al Deir, Petra: 66 reviews and 120 photos

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The second most famous monument from Petra but maybe the most majestic. You should walk 800 steps up (ot take a donkey that will carry you) to get there. But the views from there and the nice landscapes that you see all the way up worth the time. The Monastery was built on the first century A.D. , excavated from the rock, with a big esplanade in front of it. It is 50 metres high and 40 metres wide, so it is bigger than the treasury. But it has only one big chamber. The whole structure is really spectacular, and some books say its style is of "antique baroque".

Address: Wadi ad-Deir
Directions: The Monastery is quite a walk from the main area of Petra, follow the path at the opposite end of the Market Place.
Phone: +962 7 7756 0186
Website: http://www.visitpetra.jo/

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 7, 2006
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