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Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a): Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accessible with your own car. We came here on our way to Karak. It is an archaeological site with ruins dated to the Roman, Byzantine and early Muslim period. But the highlight is the Mosaics in the Church of Saint Stephen. It is the largest...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gail l
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Beautiful mosaic in a well preserved archeological site. Off the beaten track so under visited. The mosaic is beautiful and the site fun to explore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

This is the ancient city of Mephaat mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. It is a hike from Amman. We went with a very knowledgeable guide who walked us through the site. I would not have appreciated the levels of history here from biblical times,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019

Place is nice, but stuff is the reason that I am writing a review. Polite, not pushy, informative and culture people. They are representing Jordan and Um er-Rasas in the best way.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank IvaTheCat
Reviewed 29 May 2019

The site overall is well-signposted which makes exploring on your own satisfying. But, the highlight for sure is the extensive, well-preserved mosaic floor of the church under the large (ugly) hangar. We rate this as the best mosaic experience in the Madaba area for sure.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FHFitz
Reviewed 28 April 2019

Perhaps we had been spoiled by the beautiful mosaic we saw in and around Madaba, and much more impressive ruins at Jerash, but Umm ar Rasas weren't that impressive. Its biggest draw, the mosaic floor of the Byzantine era St. Stephen church, had all its...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank teddy1014
Reviewed 15 April 2019

Rather uninteresting ruins,3rd world toilets,and some shops.but also an outstanding mosaic that made a detour worthwhile

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

We stopped here after visiting the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ and Mt Nebo on the 98 km drive from the Dead Sea. Following Google Maps, the paved 2 lane highway was ideal including negotiating through busy Madaba. After parking at the new Visitor Center,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

This set of ruins started as a Roman military camp and contains some beautifully preserved mosaics under cover. It also contains about 16 churches. We had a wonderful guide who pointed out many features to us that would have otherwise went unnoticed such as water...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Rose R
Reviewed 28 February 2019

I got a local bus from Madaba to Um er Rasas and must admit I found it disappointing after the other marvels I'd seen in Jarash as well as the mosaics in Madaba. Nice bus ride and some lovely views so don't regret going there....just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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