Things to do in Madaba

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Things to Do in Madaba

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  • Ruthe H
    68 contributions
    Worth a climb if you enjoy walking in the bible. Church is a special peaceful place with beautiful history. There was a sandstorm the day we went so no view but it’s supposed to be good!

    Don’t bother with an organised tour, take and Uber or local taxi and pay entry, there’s not much to be guided through as self explanatory.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Maruf Subhani
    Karachi, Pakistan3,225 contributions
    I am very happy its my wish to see the dead sea and finally i was there it’s amazing lowest point on earth sea level 398 M. Weather is good and we are enjoying
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • Lindsay R
    50 contributions
    We really enjoyed our visit here. The bell tour gives a good view and going under the church is very interesting historically. Exceeded our expectations for sure!
    Written 9 March 2022
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  • JimParkway
    Toronto, Canada2,071 contributions
    The mosaic map lays on the floor of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. Great work of Art. Unfortunately, there are obstructions. You can go to the Introductory Map Room to see the full view of this map. There is also some more works inside the church as well. If you want to see more of these mosaic, there is a nearby mosaic workshop down the street from Mount Nebo.
    Written 5 July 2020
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  • Nick
    Nottingham, UK146 contributions
    Very good if you have someone to explain the map, otherwise you won't understand what it's about.
    If you're on your way through from Amman to Petra, or nearby, it's worth a look in.

    Written 5 October 2021
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  • Rose R
    Adelaide, Australia446 contributions
    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 channels and cisterns and the most impressive wine press building.
    Written 23 March 2019
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,424 contributions
    Plenty of mosaics and ruins to see including a palace, a Roman Road and more in this compound. When i entered i was stopped by a guy at the entrance who told me to wait a minute. He insisted on walking round with me and explained everything we saw. I knew he was after money but i could not get rid of him. Another family from Kerak joined us and at the end they offered money and the guy refused (i understand enough of their language to know this). At the end of the tour he told me to give him what i wanted, but to his disappointment i gave nothing as i preferred to wander around by myself. All in all it is well worth visiting this park and there are plenty of signs informing visitors about the ruins.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • Phil G
    Amman, Jordan7 contributions
    Wadi Hidan is full of amazing pools to jump in and slides to zip down. If you are looking for more of a fun adventure and less of a hike, this is by far the best one to go to. Much less crowded, though more expensive than it's sister canyon Wadi Mujib, and just as amazing, if not more. There is now a welcome center that you need to check into and pay to enter the canyon (built in large part because there were too many groups and too much litter being left before). It's a beautiful (dry) hike down to the first pool which is where the fun starts. If you are looking more for a challenging walking hike, this isn't the best canyon, but if you want a ton of fun and an ability to jump off cliffs into beautiful water, this is for you.
    Written 14 September 2019
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  • Erwin
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia13 contributions
    My journey from Kerak to Mukawir via Wadi Al-Mojib was an uneventful one, at least that was what I thought. Using Google Map for directions, we were led into an isolated area around 3pm, where the road was narrow and slightly bumpy. Then the road led us up into an even narrower road up into the mountains and it was scary and sort of adventurous at the same time. I prayed that no other vehicle will come down the mountain as we drove up the narrow road. The journey seems like forever even though it was only about 1 hour. Once we cleared the narrow stretch, we came into a small village with farms and animals grazing in the fields, As we drove on towards Madaba from Mukawir, the road leads downhill and we saw more houses and farms and then more nice houses as we connect back to modern civilization of bright lights leading us into the city of Madaba.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • gail l
    yorkshire55 contributions
    You will need a satnav/google maps to find this. It took us about 20 mins to climb in the midday heat. There was a local map in the ruins doing his prayer. My husband joined him, he was a very friendly man. Great views from the top. There are not any boards with information on, so you have to use your imagination. It doesn't appear to be a site often visited by tourists so its lovely and peaceful.
    Written 25 September 2019
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,424 contributions
    This 1500 year old church was discovered at the beginning of the19th century by an Italian priest. On the floor of the church is one of the best preserved mosaics in Madaba.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • smvNYC
    New York City, NY184 contributions
    This is a quirky place. The museum displays use mostly human sized mannequins, and some seem to have seen better days. The visit was made much better by the narration of the local guide. The place laso has a big shop and they also do demonstrations on mosaic making. We felt that the staff became less enthusiastic when they realized that we do not plan to buy anything. Nevertheless, this is inexpensive to visit.
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • Darshana Ratnayake
    Amman, Jordan1,852 contributions
    Must visit place in mabada.. well arranged just 1 jd . Wonderful mosaic arts are there.
    Historical church is the museum
    Written 4 September 2020
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,424 contributions
    Mount Nebo is where Moses saw the promised land and died. I used to come here 40 years ago but now the church has been completed and the compound has been developed for the hordes of visitors. You can see the mosaics in the church and there are stands and walkways to view them.
    Written 22 September 2021
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  • Luca C
    173 contributions
    Wadi Jadid is a desertiche site on the Hills near Madaba, absolutely not publicized because the inhabitants don't Mike that tourists go there, on their ground used by shepherds. You must download a map drawed by a traveler from the website of Hotel Mariam, get a car and drive toward Mount Nebo, then turn left to Al FIBA Village, then... Read the map. Leave the car at the end of the path and walk among the Hills: you'll find many dolmens of Bronze Age, big and little, and nobody else. People there say that these dolmens are ghosts' houses and sometimes destroy some of them, su hurry up and go there as soon as possible!
    Written 3 April 2018
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