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Madaba Archaeological Park

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Address: Hussein bin Ali Street, Madaba 17110, Jordan
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1400 years of history

This site is interesting. It has the virgin mary church build on the top of roman monastery. Roman colomns are inside the church and some of the colomns are outside which were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Surbiton, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Madaba has so many sites with wonderful mosaics and historical remains. (Many visitors just visit the mosaic map in St George's and miss so much more). This museum/archaeological park is well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Madaba twice now and spent an interesting hour or so there both times. If you don't have much time in Jordan then you won't be missing out by not visiting and really, it's only worth visiting if you're passing by on your way to the Dead Sea, Petra or Wadi Rum. But even though there's not enough to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost skipped the Madaba Archaeological Park during our recent trip to Jordan- we are so glad we didn't miss it! The fee is nominal for what you are able to see. The size and quality of the floor mosaic in particular is truly incredible. Pictures don't do this place justice!

Thank Cait C
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site is interesting. It has the virgin mary church build on the top of roman monastery. Roman colomns are inside the church and some of the colomns are outside which were collapsed during an old earthquake. The church floor has a very nice mosaics dated 1400 years. The guide sprayed it with water to revive the true colors. All... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Think you have to have a serious interest in archeology and Mosaic works. I'm not overly excited by these items so have now seen enough. Still a good site and part of Jordon Pass.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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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.

Thank STJX
Amman Governorate, Jordan
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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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