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Madaba Archaeological Park

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Address: Hussein bin Ali Street, Madaba, Jordan
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A sight that one should not miss out on when visiting Madaba. It gives a good understanding how different periods of times and civilisations built on each other and how the art of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Amman, Jordan
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Ede, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like historical mosaic floors, then this is the place to go. For us it was a nice to see but a bit boring, especially after seeing all the other archaeological sites in Jordan.

Thank Joop V
San Clemente, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Included in the awesome "Jordan Pass" for tourists is the Madaba Archaeological Park. Our guide was amazing and free! We were just about the only people in the park and it only takes about 30 minutes to see the entire place. We did this after St. Georges Basilica. He will have a spray bottle to spray on the dusty mosaics... More 

Thank Jennifer K
Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The best mosaics of all - as long as you ask the guide to spray some water on them - then they spring into life as if brand new!

Thank Amira G
Amman, Jordan
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

A sight that one should not miss out on when visiting Madaba. It gives a good understanding how different periods of times and civilisations built on each other and how the art of mosaic making was cherished all along the centuries...you might even have a short look into the adjoining mosaic school and see at first hand how mosaics are... More 

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Camden, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This was good but museum in need of repair. Would have liked to read a bit more about this as the descriptions are not good.

Thank jpsjamdg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Not sure why the mosaic map gets all the attention; this museum/archaeological park is bigger and better. Not the best layout and labelling, but interesting.

Thank viaducttravel
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a very small attraction and not worth a trip to Madaba. If you happen to be there it is worth a quick visit. We were able to use our Jordan Pass which we bought before our trip. The Jordan pass covers the entry VISA, Petra, Jerash and several other venues. It is well worth the price for the... More 

Thank TerryTraveler240
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Madaba Archaelogical Park has some of the most famous & prized ancient Byzantine mosaics, ancient Christian sites, and Roman artifacts, and a portion of an ancient Roman road. This site is worth a visit as it puts textbook and history class items into perspective.

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

There are a lot of mosaics but not a lot of signage or explanation. Fortunately it's not super out of the way so it's easy to squeeze in with a visit to Amman, but I don't really feel like it's worth the time. Better to spend it on a lesser-known Jordan attraction like Wadi Heydan, Dana, Little Petra, or the... More 

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I needed to spend more time than I had allotted. This is full of history and there is lots to learn. If you are in Madaba, it is well worth going to.

Thank Robin M

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