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Address: Hussein bin Ali Street, Madaba, Jordan
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Private Tour: Half-Day Tour of Madaba, Mt Nebo and Amman

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According to our guide, visit Jordan if you can't afford to go to Italy, while touring the Citadel. Well, I've been to Italy a few times, but this one is different. When you feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

According to our guide, visit Jordan if you can't afford to go to Italy, while touring the Citadel. Well, I've been to Italy a few times, but this one is different. When you feel like you are taken back to the past... We would have stayed a little longer but time did not allow us... Too bad we visited in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The mosaics in the Hippolytus Hall and the Church of the Virgin Mary are simply breathtaking are are worth time to get to. The entrance to the park is included in your ticket to the Madaba Museum as is the Church of the Apostles. Make time to go. If you head over at the end of the day, you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice walking only street links the sites in inner madaba; mosaics are interresting for anyone but valuable for religious history .... but in overall not in the top three in jordan ... wadi rum and petra are waaay better as archaeological place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

a lot of relics, multiple layers, the thing is if you love the mosaics, you'll love this place, you'll love the city,..

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Beautiful mosaics, some of them preserved quite well. One can see the layers of history. Ruins of ancient Roman temple are visible below the Church of Virgin Mary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It's worth hiring a tour guide for this site, considering the entrance fee is close to nothing. When you walk in to see the mosaics they seem very dusty and unappealing but as soon as our guide splashed water onto the tiles, the colors were very vibrant and the map was easier to read. A lot of history in this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A lot of mosaics and images of how this place looked like in the "good old days". In this case during the Roman times.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There was a lot of interesting things to see at this little park. Amazing mosaics as well as a roman road, a church crypt and byzantine house foundations. It's nice that it is so small because you don't have to worry about museum fatigue ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This park you can reached by walking distance from Georges Church. Pay 2 JOD for entrance fee and awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I didn't hire a guide, and although there are little notices on the walls and I had a guide book, I couldn't get the 'whole story', which would have been more interesting. the mosaics were well preserved and the area interesting

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