Like a number of sites in the region, Madaba was mentioned in the Bible. It subsequently became a Roman provincial town and had its apogee under the Byzantine Empire. It is to that era that the town owes its chief treasures – its mosaics.

The must-see site in town is the Church of St. George, now a Greek Orthodox basilica, home of the enormous Madaba Mosaic Map. The map, with its richly-detailed rendering of Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and other holy sites, was only rediscovered in 1894 and has since been brilliantly restored.

Madaba’s biblical significance makes it an important place of pilgrimage, while it is also home to a thriving Christian community, living in harmony with the Muslim majority.

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Private Full Day Mosaic Tour of Jordan with a Handcraft Experience, Amman, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Mosaic Tour of Jordan with a Handcraft Experience

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 6 Reviews

If you are a Mosaic Art lover this tour is a must. Where you will visit three of the most popular Mosaic attraction in Jordan. Um Rasas, Madaba and Mount Nebo. ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.25
Private Half Day Tour to Mount Nebo and Madaba With The Archaeological Park From Dead Sea, Dead ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Half Day Tour to Mount Nebo and Madaba With The Archaeological Park From Dead Sea

Enjoy a private half day tour to tow of the most popular mosaic attraction in Jordan Mount Nebo and Madaba. Start by climbing up to Mount Nebo where Prophet ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.25

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