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Madaba Archaeological Park

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Address: Hussein bin Ali Street, Madaba 17110, Jordan
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USD 87.50*
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Private Tour: Half-Day Mt. Nebo, Madaba Map Mosaic, and Madaba Archaeological...
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Private Tour: Full-Day Mosaic Tour with Mosaic Workshop Experience from Amman

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Be sure to visit both parts!

After the bustle of St George's church, we had the Archaeological Park almost to ourselves. It's in two parts, the main one next door to the Mosaic School and another one hidden... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great visit to see the historical mosaics of Madaba. We had a 45 min guided tour which I would highly recommend as it brings so much more meaning to the history you're seeing. The tour guide also took us to a local shop where they made many different mosaic pieces of varying size and design in support of the archaeological... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the bustle of St George's church, we had the Archaeological Park almost to ourselves. It's in two parts, the main one next door to the Mosaic School and another one hidden behind a souvenir shop in neighbouring Al Amir Hassan street (look out for a sign saying entrance to the Burned Palace or Church of the Martyrs and ask... More 

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Rocroi, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth dropping in if you are in the town and is free with the Jordan pass. Good for the history and archaeology enthusiasts but a nice little explore for the kids too.

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VICENZA, ITALY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The tree of life is well preserved, also many interesting mosaic of different era. The roman road is impressive, made by huge block of stone, lead to Jelusalem and Damascus. Staffs show that how color of Mosaic change and revive with a spray of clear water, very interesting.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

As we walked around the first of two archeological parks in Madaba, we were struck by how few people there were. In fact, we were the only ones (family of five). Given what we were seeing, we were very surprised as the mosaics on display were incredible. Many of them were found underneath people's houses in recent times. They have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We had some difficulty getting a bus to Madaba. We didn't want a taxi, everyone else seems to be able to bus for 1JD. Anyway we finally managed with the aid of our taxi driver to get a bus from the North Station. Madaba is an hour bus ride and some parts of the city are quite difficult to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I recently visited Madaba and wandered into the Archaeological Park and was thoroughly impressed by what was here - ruins, Roman road, mosaics. I recommend this place with our reservation - it was wonderful.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Madaba is rich city for culture history and religion ,you ll enjoy the mosaics all over the old churches and at the archaeological park for sure being there ll let go back in time to be part of the old world and art in it I loved and enjoyed it properly ppl spent a lot of time doing it and... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were lucky that our driver knew the staff on duty who sprayed the mosaics with water to show us the true colours. It was magical and as tourism is so depressed in Jordan at the moment we had the whole area to ourselves. We were really pleased to have seen these as the more famous "Map" left us a... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Rather carelessly attended but stunning ruins -- in North America this would be a prime museum attraction in itself, with sell-out tickets. But here it's another pile of rocks and mosaics with pigeons all around, few guards or tourists, but some good explanatory signage (courtesy of USAID grant). Beautiful to wander through and imagine yourself two thousand years prior, walking... More 

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