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Madaba (Jordan)

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3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
45 minutes from Amman by car
When to go
From May to November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Madaba

Anne Vergnaud Seasoned Traveller
36 written opinions

The incredible map of Palestine in Madaba.

My suggestion:
Park near the visitor center and explore the town on foot: the central area is not large.
My review
On the road from Amman to Petra, during a trip around Jordan, it's worth stopping off at Madaba. The Orthodox Church of St George is home to a magnificent map of Palestine, rendered in mosaics, that was created during the Byzantine era! It provides an insight into the ways that Christians perceived their world.
The map of Palestine
David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Thirty kilometers from Amman and on the legendary King's Highway, Madaba is well known for its famous mosaics. It's a very pleasant base for your stay, and located south of Amman, an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area.

My suggestion:
It's a nicer place to spend time than Amman, and close to the airport, so I recommend that you stay here rather than in the capital.
My review
I arrived in Madaba at the end of my trip to Jordan. The city is normally calm and peaceful, but during my stay, things became pleasantly more animated. The town was preparing to receive a distinguished visitor, Pope Benedict XVI.
A church in Madaba