Janna Spa and Resort

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

P.O.Box 801, Ma'in, Madaba, 11117, Jordan
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 60% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Searching for Madaba gift shop

by jimgarriss

I would like to contact a gift shop in Madaba that I visited on a tour 2 weeks ago. This shop made mosaics and had a mural of the St. George map on the front, outside wall of its building. It also had a large showroom with many fine handcrafts of the area including mosaic tables, painted ostrich eggs, rugs and jewelry. My interest is in purchasing a certain mosaic. If someone could provide an address or email, I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance.

Re: Searching for Madaba gift shop

by counsel14

are you asking about the Madaba school of mosaics? they have a gift shop and also have a print of St george (map) near the front. It's at the end of the road near the archealogical park. Is that the place? if so, the phone is +962.5.3240723 and email is Madabamosaic_school@yahoo.com.


Travel Tips for Madaba

Drive to Mukawir/Mucharaeus

by angiebabe

Where Herod the 'Great' has his palace up high above the Dead Sea and where Salome danced for the head of John the Baptist.

32 km from Madaba - about half an hour by car of interesting scenery.

The Dead Sea

by antistar

The amazing attributes of the Dead Sea you must all be aware of, but just in case you've never heard of the place, just listen to this:

1. It's a hypersaline sea, the saltiest in the world, at about 30% salinity. It's 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. This means that you can float in it. It also means that any wounds you have will sting like hell on contact, but I am told that this goes away pretty quickly. The salinity also gives the water a uniquely oily feel.

2. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on land on the planet, at 418m below sea level. The location is so unique that planes flying over the dead sea are warned that they are crashing into the ground by their automated systems. The low level means that the temperatures are at least 4 degrees higher here than in other parts of Jordan above sea level. The low level also makes the oxygen levels higher and the UV levels lower (meaning less sunburn despite the higher temperatures).

3. The human history of the Dead Sea is amazing. Jericho, the oldest constantly inhabited city in the world, sits on its southern shore. It is believed that the cities of Sodom and Gomorra also once sat on its shores. Some of the luminaries mentioned in the same breath as the Dead Sea include Jesus, John the Baptist, King Herod and even Cleopatra.

4. Geographically it is also fascinating, being part of the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon to the North, all the way to Mozambique in Africa.

St. George's Church, Madaba

by Vabate

The Church is Greek Orthodox, built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. Other than the mosaic map itself, there is nothing to see. If you have some wait time before going into the church, pop in the building next door to see a wall print of the mosaic map.

Madaba Mosaics

by freya_heaven

Madaba is most famous for its wonderful mosaics of Palestine and Lower Egypt.

Originally the map was an amazing 25 by 5 meters, made with over 2 million peices.

Sadly now it is far from complete, but you can stil make out many places and features including the Nile River, Dead Sea, a map of Jerusalem which includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Beit al-Farah, Shweikat, Alamat, Sawaihah

by triplehelix

These old houses are not open to the public (unless you ask the residents) but are along the small streets of Madaba. The significance of these old houses are elusive but obviously belonged to well to do families of the late 19th/early 20th century.

Notice that these homes are a bit more elegant in comparison to the rest of the buildings in the area. Most also have private yards which I had a hard time finding in Jordan!


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