So you decided to spend two days in Petra and it’s time to start planning your trip? Petra is a massive city so prepare to do some serious hiking and see a lot of impressive architecture! Looking at a map, it can seem quite overwhelming. Where to start and how to make sure you won’t miss anything? Well, continue to read, because I have the perfect two day itinerary for you!
Petra, “the lost city” in Jordan, was on my bucket list for a long time! Not only is it one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the caves, temples and tombs that are carved in the white and red sandstone speak wildly to the imagination. Petra still keeps a lot of secrets. Only 15 percent of the city is uncovered, which is the part you can visit today. This means that 85 percent is still hidden underground. Petra must have been massive since the area that is open to the public, is already quite extensive! That’s why a good preparation to visit the city is really necessary. There are so many trails and architectural gems to see, that it can be overwhelming to decide what to do. That’s why I share my personal experience and advise with you in this “How to visit Petra” travel guide!
Petra is spectacular in so many ways. “The red-rose city”, completely overwhelmed me with its greatness and fascinating carved structures. I’m a big fan of epic views, so luckily I did some research first to find out where to find the best places to go. Otherwise I wouldn’t have seen the great places I visited! Below I listed some of the best views in Petra and how to reach them, because they are not always easy to find!
I visited the Real Alcazar in Sevilla for the second time last Summer and I couldn’t be happier! It is the oldest royal palace that is still in use in Europe and truly one of the prettiest palaces I’ve ever seen. If I ever get rich, I would like to have the same mosaic tiled walls and decorated doorways. I simply adore the Mudejar architectural style!
Casa Andalusi wasn’t on my bucket list of things to visit during my day in Cordoba. But at lunch I was looking on my map for monuments I could still visit in the afternoon (most of them are closed after 3pm) that were at a short walking distance. Casa Andalusi met those requirements. So after eating my tapas, I headed to this typical Andalusian house, not reallly knowing what to expect.
The Mezquita in Cordoba must be one of the most remarkable pieces of architecture of all times. It unites religious features of christianity and islam. Where else do you see Jesus hanging on the cross in between those typical islamic arches?
Casa de Pilatos is one of those places you fall in love with instantly. Its architecture is the perfect blend of Italian Renaissance, Mudejar (Spanish-Islamic) and Gothic styles. As soon as you enter the palace’s main courtyard, you’re captivated by its overwhelming gloriousness and it’s hard to leave!
Diocletian’s Palace forms an important part of Split’s old city center. It’s not just a building that is a palace. It’s rather a town within a town. The palace consists of Diocletian’s living quarters, temples to worship the gods, a cathedral, cellars, the peristyle and many narrow alleyways. Everything is surrounded by the old city walls containing 4 gates.