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 Tour: Full-Day Mosaic Tour with Mosaic Workshop Experience from Amman, Amman, null
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Private Tour: Full-Day Mosaic Tour with Mosaic Workshop Experience from Amman

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

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

From USD $131.25
Private Tour: Half-Day Mt. Nebo, Madaba Map Mosaic, and Madaba Archaeological Park Tour from the ... 
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Private Tour: Half-Day Mt. Nebo, Madaba Map Mosaic, and Madaba Archaeological Park Tour from the 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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