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Half-Day Tour: City of Mosaics

Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #30 of 57 Activities in Amman
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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Beautiful mosaics --wonderful to watch workers making items . Also visited St.George Church with its mosaic floor .Craftsmenship is unbelievable --a must to see.

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MJinJordan, Manager at Half-Day Tour: City of Mosaics, responded to this review

Madaba and the Mosaics are a must to see in Jordan. The Mosaics are part of Jordan's culture and history, Thank you for your review. More

Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We all enjoyedthis, the quality of the mosaics is incredible, well worth the trip . The children loved it ,

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MJinJordan, Manager at Half-Day Tour: City of Mosaics, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Madaba is family friendly city, enjoyed by all. We hope to see you back in Madaba and in Jordan. More

Luanda, Angola
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I liked the mosaics and the quality of the newer ones is spectacular. I first went to the St George church with the map, but found later that there are many more locations nearby that the guides don't offer that are actually better

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MJinJordan, Manager at Half-Day Tour: City of Mosaics, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Madaba is a must to see while in Jordan. Madaba also know as the City of Mosaics that offers Mosaics all over the town. Thank you The Management More

Falls Church, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I was not very impressed by this place, its old for sure and the tiles were cool looking but thats about all I can say about this place. If you have a couple hours to kill sure go see it if not dont waste the time scheduling this in.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It feels so interesting to stop by a shop that has a workshop of mosaic products and learned from them how they diligently and patiently work out to finish such a work of art that is truly exceptional in taste and design. i bought a mosaic clock and a 3d mosaic work with a flower design. The workers of the... More

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We visited the City of Mosiacs and after a look around, we were taken by our guide to a local factory, wher you can see the mosiacs being made. Tehre's more history about the making of mosiacs than what you see too. The current affaris and how the Government's involvment in helping the staff make the mosiacs is great. Modern... More

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Nürnberg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you like to see an old mosaic in an old church with many old European or US people go there. I would advise not to use this or any other agency (rip off), but take a taxi to go to Madaba.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

here the 6th century map of the Holy Land, made for pilgrims is very interesting. You can see the city plan of Jerusalem and the main shrines as they had been since then. also you can read some info about the map and the holy land in the small shop right of the church's entrance.At the southeast part of the... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The town of Madaba is situated 32 km south-west of Amman and is famous for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. The most famous site is the 19th century Greek Orthodox St.Geoge Church with the 6th century mosaic map of Palestine and Nile delta. The mosaic map (10,5mX5m) was unearthed in 1864 and only one third of the 2 million pieces... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

very nice view , connected with histroy anf faith , the story behind Moses , the byzantine era and the early islamic period. Madaba the city is the combination between Muslims and Christians and how they always lived togather, you can see the Mosques and churches every where.

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