Byzantine Church

Byzantine Church

Within the hidden city known as Petra, ancient ruins of a Byzantine Church dating back sixth or eighth century, was discovered in the nineteen nineties. When walking along the Street of Facades, you should notice a suspended roof to the right. It is here where this ancient church lies, protecting superb unearthed mosaics.
 
It takes a trip up the hillside, which may be yet another trip whilst in Petra, but it is well worth the mosaics that are interesting, well preserved and plentiful. It serves as a testimony of how many different cultures have passed through this hidden city through the centuries.
 
One of the highlights of the Byzantine Church is the view of the city from above the church structure. People often pray in this area as it holds significant religious importance for them. With an educated guide, it will be clear to discover how this was in fact a tomb, changed into a church by the Romans. The rock walls and ceilings are made up of unusual colors and the sounds that are created by the footsteps of the visitors are quite astounding.
 
Adjacent to the Byzantine Church is the Blue Church, which is also worth a visit. A café is situated near the church, their freshly squeezed pomegranate juices and sandwiches serve as great refreshment after yet another climb towards discovering the treasures of Petra.