Mount Nebo
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  • RDS61
    Chester, United Kingdom1,727 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moses and beautiful mosaics
    Mount Nebo is well worth visiting. The mosaics in the church are beautiful. It is a place of pilgrimage and there is a memorial to Moses. The views across the valleys surrounding the mount are also outstanding. There is also a small museum containing ancient artefacts, It has something for everyone.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2023
  • LaNyonsaise
    West Midlands, United Kingdom931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A grey day In Jordan.
    Thinking we’d miss the crowds by arriving early-ish…coach loads of many nationalities had beaten us to it but we were lucky enough to find a parking space. Queuing to get through the turnstiles was like going to a football match and it was difficult to get photos without lots of people in them. The untypical grey cloudy weather meant that no one was going to spot Jerusalem but the view of rolling hills with barely any habitation was impressive nonetheless. We thought the church was beautiful, modern and tasteful. With some plainsong playing behind the altar it felt very spiritual even for non believers and, despite the crowds, quite peaceful. We spent a good hour there and watched the groups being hustled through and back on the buses.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • bgtoca
    Vancouver, Canada117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Holy site with fantastic, sweeping views
    This was a stop on our organized tour of Jordan. Mount Nebo is a Christian holy site, the place where Moses first saw the holy land. According to our guide, Moses is buried somewhere around Mount Nebo. The site includes a modern-looking church with nice mosaics, a small museum, and a memorial statue, all perched on a hill with sweeping views all the way to Israel. The Dead Sea can also be seen, but partially and looks like a greyish-blue blob. Even on a clear day, the view is hazy due to the arid, dusty environment. As all major tourist sites, come early to try to beat the large tour groups that stop here.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Auramine
    Doha, Qatar250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to see but only requires a short visit.
    It was great to stop here and learn about the history of the site and religious significance. Our kids enjoyed the visit. The memorial to Moses is great and the mosaics are stunning. It is a bit of a hike up hill from the parking area and make sure you have cash as that is the only payment option for entry.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Athena Constantinou
    119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A biblical site of great importance
    Mount Nebo is a 15-minute drive from the city of Madaba. This holy site is believed to be the place where Moses climbed up to get a view of the Promised Land and died shortly thereafter. It offers spectacular panoramic views of the Dead Sea, the West Bank, the Jordan River and even Jerusalem on a clear day. It is located on the highest point of the mountains in the area, which fits the biblical description of it being on the top of a mountain opposite Jericho, so the authenticity of the site is undisputed. On the way to the viewing platform at the top of the hill – a comfortable walk on a paved path – you'll see a rock sculpture commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II to Mount Nebo in 2000 and the olive tree he planted, the Rolling Stone of Abu Budd and the Brazen Serpent – a large bronze serpent cross - symbolising the legendary bronze serpent created by Moses in the desert and the cross on which Jesus was crucified – and which is now the symbol of Mount Nebo. Other attractions include Moses Memorial Church, which is adorned with some of Jordan's finest mosaics.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • newflyer
    Bridgeport, Connecticut1,183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful mosaics here and a terrific view
    This site is very nicely preserved and the mosaics are beautiful. So many different ones on the floor and walls. Very clean ladies room and a quaint cafe at the entrance. A sprawling view of the area surrounding it from various spots.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Viewing the Promised Land
    According to ancient texts, Moses saw the Land of Canaan from Mt Nebo. The Promised Land can be seen in a beautiful view over the Jordan Valley. Moses did not enter the Promised Land, his burial place is unknown.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • KMLondon22
    London, United Kingdom208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good viewpoint with religious significance
    Interesting & detailed ancient Christian mosaics. Viewpoint with a good panoramic view towards Israel, but unfortunately conditions were hazy when I visited. Not part of Jordan Pass, but entry cost is minimal. Obviously of great religious significance to some as the place where supposedly God showed Moses the Promised Land, which I can't help thinking was a historical prelude to today's current conflicts.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Tamara Panić
    Ada, Serbia44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth of visit place
    During our journey through Jordan, we visited also the Mount Nebo. It is a very nice quiet place, very clean and well arranged. If you are traveling to Jordan, it is worth to see it. The church is also very nicely reconstructed so you can see the entire past of the place. You can buy there some souvenirs also.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 December 2023
  • mel7155
    Singapore, Singapore947 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit with great biblical meaning
    Visited Jordan essentially for 4 main attractions - Petra, Mount Nebo, Baptism Site of Jesus and Dead Sea Floating . Visiting Mount Nebo attained one of the goals and it did not disappoint . It was 3JOD to access the site without/with the Jordan Pass. The place to me was worth the admission fees for the upkeep of the site, the well maintained churches as well as relics. Certainly a worthwhile place visit to pay respect to.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 December 2023
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Annies_Mum
Northampton, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I visited as a part of a group tour. Immediately on arrival I was struck by the peace - it's somewhere you can just sit and appreciate where you are. The views are fantastic and the mosaic inside the chapel impressive. If you are lucky you will see one of the Franciscan monks who look after the place. The loos were also the best I came across in Jordan!
Written 19 April 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,743 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Solo
Mount Nebo was where Moses saw the Promised Land after wandering in the desert. The Franciscan monastery there has a Memorial to Moses. As you enter the site, you see "The Book of Love among Nations Monument", a sculpture by Vicenzo Bianchi, dedicated in 2000 to Pope John Paul II after his visit here. Continue walking until you get to the viewpoint. Admire the view that Moses saw. (It was a bit hazy on the day I visited so it was difficult to see Jerusalem.) Inside the Memorial of Moses are many beautiful mosaics. There is also a small museum.
Written 17 April 2024
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amg14
virginia389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful site. Nice spot to overlook the Holy Land. Unfortunately we went on an overcast day but it was still a very nice view. There are various sculptures outdoors & olive trees, a lovely setting. The inside of the church is very beautiful, there are several large mosaics some of which are displayed on the walls. The lighting in the church is very good so one can appreciate the beauty of the mosaics,I enjoyed the mosaics here more than the ones in Madaba where the sites have poor lighting.
Written 25 February 2024
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christine n
New York City, NY124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I was surprised by how beautiful this spot is. The church is not much to look at from the outside, but the mosaics inside are beautiful. And to stand on the spot where Moses was shown the promised land is amazing. The views over the Jordan valley are amazing. Definitely worth the trip.
Written 8 February 2024
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Tab W
Cincinnati, OH712 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
After visiting Madaba, we went to Mount Nebo, which is part of the Abarim mountain range. This location is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before his death. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the West Bank across the Jordan River valley. The city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day. According to the Bible (Deuteronomy), Moses ascended Mount Nebo, in the land of Moab (today in Jordan), and from there he saw the Land of Canaan (the Promised Land), which God had said he would not enter; Moses then died there. Mount Nebo is also mentioned in the Bible when the prophet Jeremiah hid the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant in a cave there.

A serpentine cross sculpture atop Mount Nebo was created by Italian artist Gian Paolo Fantoni. It is symbolic of the miracle of the bronze serpent invoked by Moses in the wilderness and the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
Written 5 February 2024
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada10,889 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This place has religious significance as Moses was here surveying what he called The Promised Land. There is a wonderful view and tribute statue here.
Written 25 December 2023
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visited Jordan essentially for 4 main attractions - Petra, Mount Nebo, Baptism Site of Jesus and Dead Sea Floating .

Visiting Mount Nebo attained one of the goals and it did not disappoint . It was 3JOD to access the site without/with the Jordan Pass. The place to me was worth the admission fees for the upkeep of the site, the well maintained churches as well as relics. Certainly a worthwhile place visit to pay respect to.
Written 21 December 2023
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Tamara Panić
Ada, Serbia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
During our journey through Jordan, we visited also the Mount Nebo. It is a very nice quiet place, very clean and well arranged. If you are traveling to Jordan, it is worth to see it. The church is also very nicely reconstructed so you can see the entire past of the place. You can buy there some souvenirs also.
Written 10 December 2023
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Samantha F
Hawkinge, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Parking and access was easy. Small cafe onsite. Very windy there so come prepared. Great views and extensive history at the site
Written 6 December 2023
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Up a hill is where Moses viewed the Promised Land. A special monument erected as one walks to the peak of the rise. A viewing platform to see the vast expanse of rolling hills.
Written 21 November 2023
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