Explore the ancient Al Baraka Buildings and Gardens Complex dating back to the first century AD. Discover its unique design and its role as a recreational spot for the city’s residents.

Al Baraka Buildings and Gardens Complex in Petra

The structure dates back to the first century AD, with its entrance situated in the lower courtyard of the Great Temple. Initially thought to be commercial markets linked to the colonnaded street, recent archaeological findings revealed that they actually served as gardens and a pond. The pond, measuring 2.43, is open on three sides to the water. A wall running east-west on the northern side acts as a dam to retain the water, which is then channeled and distributed through a network of channels along the pond’s walls to the neighboring gardens. The central building resembles an island or a floating ship on the water’s surface. This area was utilized as a recreational spot and for picnics by the city’s residents.

Step back in time and explore the ancient Al Baraka Buildings and Gardens Complex. Discover its unique design and role as a recreational spot in the first century AD by booking a Petra day tour now!

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