Madaba Things to Do

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    northern dead sea from mount nebo
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  • 1. St George's Church

    St George's Greek Orthodox church is *the* Madaba site, visited by each and every tour group in order to gaze at its wonderful and unique mosaic map. I'll write about the map in the next tip, but St...

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  • 2. Archaeological Park

    Madaba's 'archaeological park' adjoins the Visitor Centre and is just a few minute's walk to the south-east of St George's Church. It is, imo, equally unmissable. The park was opened to the public in...

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  • 3. Mosaic Map

    Before you enter the church to look at the map it's worth spending a few minutes looking at the large information board (in English) to the right of the church and perhaps also going into the small...

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  • 4. Daytrip - Mount Nebo

    On the Eastern Side of Mount Nebo is a vista point where it is alleged that where Moses was Buried. According to Christian tradition and Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible, the Torah, Moses was buried...

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  • 5. Daytrip - Moses Memorial Church

    at the Middle of Mount Nebo Complex, near the Moses Burial Viewpoint, there is a large tent that covers the various excavations of mosaics and other artifacts that were found here at mount nebo in the...

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  • 6. Local Life

    Part two of my Madaba City Tips with more pictures. Madaba City is the Capital of Madaba Governorate and is just 30 kilometers south of Amman along the King's Highway. The city host a number of...

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  • 7. Burnt Palace

    A gap between the shops (mostly visitor-oriented) on pedestrianised Hussein Bin Ali Street leads to two excellent archaeological sites. If it wasn't for the brown sign outside it would be very easy to...

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  • 8. Church of the Apostles

    This church-like early 20th century structure was built to protect the mosaics discovered by chance at this site in 1902. They belonged to a Byzantine-period church built in 578 AD, which was named...

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  • 9. Hippolytus Hall

    This is another site in Madaba's Archaeological Park. The 'Hippolytus Hall' is not its real name, of course. The name comes from the wonderful mosaic 'carpet' tellling part of the story of Hippolytus...

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  • 10. Daytrip - Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea is Divided into the Jordanian Side and the Israel (West Bank) Side. This Tip will be on The Dead Sea Part of Jordan is located at the eastern shore and the Northern Part of the Jordanian...

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  • 11. Grand Mosque

    Of a recent construction, this beauty is the Grand Mosque of Madaba. It was clearly inspired by Ottoman architecture and stands proud in a town with numerous churches and a glorious Christian past. It...

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  • 12. Architecture

    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...

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  • 13. Martyr's Church

    The Martyrs' Church, with its superb mosaic floors, stands on the same site as the Burnt Palace. The site is free to enter and accessed via an alleyway between the shops on Hussein Bin Ali Street, on...

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  • 14. Crypt of St Elianus

    The ruined Church of the Prophet Elianus stands alongside, and somewhat above, the Roman 'Decumanus' in the Archaeological Park. Little is left of the church itself but the crypt beneath it (the Crypt...

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  • 15. Golden Dome Mosque

    The Golden Dome Mosque in central Madaba isvisible from almost everywhere. I had a chance to visit the mosque - and were welcomed by many friendly locals. The mosque is quite modern. It looks very...

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  • 16. Museum

    Nothing fancy but a must see, nevertheless. I was granted admission for free so no wonder I am a big fan! don't ask why they did not charge me!! There is more mosiacs and local dresses and artifact...

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  • 17. St John the Baptist Cathedral

    Visible from afar, this red tiled roof and spire belong to the largest church in Madaba, the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. It is a Latin church (i.e., Roman Catholic) built in the late 19th...

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  • 18. Daytrip - Bethany

    I visited Bethany from Madaba. In this huge archaeological area, there are many significant sites. This is where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. It is also here where Elijah ascended to...

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  • 19. Church of the Virgin

    The church of the Virgin is the first in-situ ancient site one comes across as one explore Madaba's extensive Archaeological Park, although there are many mosaics from elsewhere displayed on the walls...

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  • 20. Visitor Centre

    Madaba's Visitor Centre was opened in 2001. It has clean, free toilets, a big car park, a pleasant courtyard with seats and friendly, helpful staff who can guide you about what to see and do in the...

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  • 21. MORE.............. Jordainian Valley Views

    Sadly I dont think it was clear enough, a bit hazy to see Jerusalm from hereNext time.........................(~_~)

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  • 22. ~Me and Mount Nebo~

    This a photo of Me amongst the olive ( I think) trees around the Chapel.It is such a peaceful place, here again we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

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  • 23. More Madaba Mosaics

    The photos dont give the mosaica any justice, but hopefully it has given you the taste to have a look yourself.I know the photo looks sideways, but the moasics...

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