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Amazingly, the ruins of this 6th or 8th century church were not discovered until the 1990s.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When Christainty declared as an official religion for Nabataeans in Patra, they converted some of the temples into churches. They also built other churches. In the middle of the sixth.century A.D they built this Byzantine church as one of the most important chrcues. It was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of these sites blur into one honestly - the Byzantine church was good, but the best bit of Petra was climbing the 850 steps to the Monastery. Do it at sunrise and it's deserted, totally worth it.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 24 August 2018

One of the Historic Place. Lot of historic objects exhibited here . There good boards and explanation are available here.

Thank Shree K
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The ancient icon figures mosaic floor tiles were well preserved and / or restored from under the rubble from earlier fire and earthquake damage (aka 800AD). Work in progress continues by archaeologists and still requires sponsors to continue restoration tasks.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Everything about your visit to Petra will be absolutely amazing. Be sure to ride a camel to the end of Petra and then start a slow walk back to the entrance. Don't bypass the Byzantine Church as you will see one of the older mosaic...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We walked to this attraction after seeing the great temple. It has some beautiful mosaic work on the floor and ruins from the past. Its a bit of a climb in the heat. But the church itself is covered to protect the mosaics

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 24 May 2018

A fairly recent discovery in Petra, this is a great place to see just to realize how long Petra was inhabited. Yes, the Christians were here after the Nabateans and the Romans. There are some very nice mosaics to see and a nice little restaurant...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 27 March 2018

It is another great examaple of architecture and craftsmanship. The structure is amazing. You can see the layout of the place that was used as a church. There are mosaics that are worth seeing

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

It's so so surprising that Kenneth Russell discovered the remains of this Church only in 1990.Located near the Colonnade Street,the Byzantine Church was probably built in the 3rd century after the Nabataeans started leaving Petra for good.The place is still under excavation and the floor...More

Thank Padmini15
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The area just grows on you and time becomes an issue as there are so many things to see. The Byzantine Church is on of them that should be visited if not just for the mosaics which are stunning. The keep finding things in the...More

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