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Madaba Archaeological Park

Hussein bin Ali Street, Madaba, Jordan
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This archaeological park is situated in the city center and it is so simply done. You can walk along an ancient Roman road and inside a temple, where the floors are some of the best kept mosaics I have ever seen.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The mosaics in the archaeological park are the best ones in Madaba or arguably in Jordan. They are well preserved and restored. The ones in the covered museum present beautiful motif and figures in myths.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I hadn't heard of this before going to Madaba for the first time. Everyone talked about the map and while that was nice, this was way better in my opinion! It's very much like a museum, which I enjoy. The gentleman there was happy to show me around and he answered my questions well. I was a little unsure about... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Many tourists, stopping into Madaba on a day trip from Amman or beyond, come to see the Map at St. George's church. It's a pity, because the archaeological treasures that are found in the city don't just stop there. The mosaics that can be found elsewhere are just as interesting as the Map, and some are even better preserved. Take... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Liked this better than the mosaic map. Wasn't expecting much from the Burnt House portion, but that area surprised even though some mosaics were vandalized eons ago. Do the Burnt House area first and then go to the main site down the street so you save the better stuff till the end. A definite stopping point in Madaba.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Madaba seems to me to comprise a number of modest attractions which, considered together, make a detour well worthwhile. A visit to the Archaeological Park is one of those. Entry is cheap but some of the mosaics are superb and give a fascinating portrait of towns of the time and of changing beliefs. at so low a cost this is... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited the archeological park when we passed via madaba. Allthough they have a beautiful collection of mosaics, i was not impressed. If this would have been the only reason i visited madaba, i would have been dissapointed

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place was so hot and interesting. Loved the walk around the park and imagine how they lived long ago. Worth the visit and the food for lunch was great also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Many beautiful mosaics here, and other interesting tidbits from early Christian era. Well worth the visit as part of a day trip to Madaba.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

beautiful mosaics, a very kind guide has walk us through the mosaics explaining us the history and about the mosaic school.

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