Another name for Petra is the Rose City for the color of the stone out of which it is carved.


  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 100-500 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Petra, Nympheum

Nymphaion of Petra

Petra. Small Chapel

South Nypheum - Chapel

Petra, Lower Market

Garden pool

Petra, Baptystery at the Byzantine Church

Petra - The Byzantine Church - Baptistery


Surroundings (Panoramio)



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