The Royal Tombs
The Royal Tombs
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  • Jadranka P
    London, United Kingdom718 contributions
    Amazing site
    We had a perfect weather and the visit was amazing. After walk (appx 4 Km) and lunch we decided to opt out of The Monastery hike and instead took a path to Winged Lion Temple, Bysantine Church and via small hanging bridge reached the Royal Tombs which are thought to be the final resting place of Nabatean royalty. The first that we visited was the Palace Tomb - a three-story imitation of a Roman palace and one of the largest monuments in Petra. Next to it was the Corinthian Tomb - a replica of Nero’s Golden Palace in Rome. And the last on our way was impressive Urn Tomb and where you can see spectacular painting on its ceiling. This is a fantastic spot for watching sunset. All along the way there are several stalls and you will be asked to buy something but firm NO should suffice. Note : Be careful as the ground is uneven and rocky with no safety railings.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Athena Constantinou
    119 contributions
    The Royal Wall.
    If you walk along the Colonnaded Street, you can see the Royal Tombs carved into the rock. Since they are not on the main Petra route, but another way must be taken uphill, most visitors skip these tombs. Because they were carved into the mountain, they have stood the test of time, unlike the temples, stores and monuments of the city, and therefore give the impression that Petra is just a burial place. Certainly worth a visit if you have the time. From there you will also have a spectacular view of the centre of Petra.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,030 contributions
    Royal tombs are all distinctive
    The Royal Tombs consist of four spectacular tombs adjacent to each other along the main path in the middle of the city. The Royal tombs are all distinctive and are combined with Nabatean and Classical architectural styles. Precise functions are unclear, but probably included funerary rites and banqueting.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,407 contributions
    Located along the way from the Treasury to the Monastery
    This attraction caught my attention as I was walking back from the Monastery to the Treasury. It is located on the left side of the street, very easy to see that it was a building carved in the boulders. Took several pictures here and learned from reviews here in Trip Advisor that they are the Royal Tombs.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,030 contributions
    Tombs have a grandiose style
    The Royal Tombs is the name given to the resting place of Nabatean Royalty. The four tombs face the main path of the center of the city of Petra. Some of the tombs are quite grandiose. The tombs are remarkable for the swirls of color in the living rock. The tombs are certainly worth exploring, if only to compare the Nabatean and classical architectural styles.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,030 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Royal Tombs is the name given to the resting place of Nabatean Royalty. The four tombs face the main path of the center of the city of Petra. Some of the tombs are quite grandiose. The tombs are remarkable for the swirls of color in the living rock. The tombs are certainly worth exploring, if only to compare the Nabatean and classical architectural styles.
Written 16 November 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
This attraction caught my attention as I was walking back from the Monastery to the Treasury. It is located on the left side of the street, very easy to see that it was a building carved in the boulders.

Took several pictures here and learned from reviews here in Trip Advisor that they are the Royal Tombs.
Written 4 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,030 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The Royal Tombs consist of four spectacular tombs adjacent to each other along the main path in the middle of the city. The Royal tombs are all distinctive and are combined with Nabatean and Classical architectural styles. Precise functions are unclear, but probably included funerary rites and banqueting.
Written 10 August 2023
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Athena Constantinou
119 contributions
Jun 2023
If you walk along the Colonnaded Street, you can see the Royal Tombs carved into the rock. Since they are not on the main Petra route, but another way must be taken uphill, most visitors skip these tombs. Because they were carved into the mountain, they have stood the test of time, unlike the temples, stores and monuments of the city, and therefore give the impression that Petra is just a burial place. Certainly worth a visit if you have the time. From there you will also have a spectacular view of the centre of Petra.
Written 23 July 2023
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
Mar 2023
A series of absolutely amazing facades in terms of size and beauty of execution. Unfortunately, they are degraded by the passage of time. Easily accessible from the Main Trail. Inside they are empty.
Written 22 April 2023
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,813 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a bit of a climb to get to but it's a sight to see. There are several tombs that you can walk into.
Written 23 March 2023
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fml70
Monterrey, Mexico230 contributions
Feb 2023
Most people skip these toms because they are not on the main path when visiting Petra. It just takes a few more minutes taking the uphill hike and marvel at these tombs.
Written 3 March 2023
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Jadranka P
London, UK718 contributions
Nov 2022
We had a perfect weather and the visit was amazing. After walk (appx 4 Km) and lunch we decided to opt out of The Monastery hike and instead took a path to Winged Lion Temple, Bysantine Church and via small hanging bridge reached the Royal Tombs which are thought to be the final resting place of Nabatean royalty. The first that we visited was the Palace Tomb - a three-story imitation of a Roman palace and one of the largest monuments in Petra. Next to it was the Corinthian Tomb - a replica of Nero’s Golden Palace in Rome. And the last on our way was impressive Urn Tomb and where you can see spectacular painting on its ceiling. This is a fantastic spot for watching sunset.
All along the way there are several stalls and you will be asked to buy something but firm NO should suffice.
Note : Be careful as the ground is uneven and rocky with no safety railings.
Written 28 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,978 contributions
Dec 2022
These can be seen at a distance and are impressive. We did not walk up to them and therefore missed going inside. You cannot visit everything in a day trip.
Written 20 December 2022
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,145 contributions
Nov 2022
The Royal Tombs were one of our favorite parts of our visit to Petra. There's a short path to climb up to get near them, and then you can appreciate them up close as well as take the time to go inside. We liked how close they were together so we could compare them and their styles. It took us about half an hour to climb up and explore the area, and take lots of pictures. We also enjoyed the views looking out from the Tombs area back down over the rest of Petra.
Written 24 November 2022
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