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Church of St John the Baptist

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Address: Madaba, Jordan
Description: On December 7, 1967 the Vatican recognized the historic Catholic Church in...
On December 7, 1967 the Vatican recognized the historic Catholic Church in Madaba, belonging to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, as a Shrine of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist and urged visitors and pilgrims to visit this sacred site.
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Peace in a churhc

Very peaceful and quiet, the only draw back is that it wasn't easy to reach we kept driving around in circles.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful and quiet, the only draw back is that it wasn't easy to reach we kept driving around in circles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Worth a detour to see the amazing mosaic flooring, including an early map of the region. Good local museum too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Don't miss, when in Madaba, these wonderful mozaics. The city is full of them but this church should be on every circuit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Well this was a surprise find. I had seen it on maps on my previous 2 visits to Madaba but I had never had the time to go and find it and have a look. I'm glad I took the time this visit as if you know the story of St. John you will find the church and the museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An impromptu diversion turned into a visit to a surprisingly interesting place. The ascent to the top of the bell tower was steep and narrow. The highlight of this church is being able to enjoy the unobstructed 360 degree view from the top of the tower. I got a little wobbly in the knees looking down from such a height... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I went for the view from the bell tower, but really enjoyed the catacombs underneath the church also. A really good place to visit in addition the mosaic church.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Seriously dont waste your money and time there's nothing to see in my opinion, The ticket price is just ( 2jds )

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The church is full of history and despite our whistle stop tour we were able to explore the church - well recommend visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A nice church with plenty of history. Underground rooms add to the interest in the church. Bell Tower gives a great view. All this for 1JOD - baragin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful church built on Byzantine ruins that you can explore. Underneath is also a shrine to st. John the Baptist, a Bedouin style tent and an ancient well where you can draw water from. You can climb up the bell tower for a 360 view of the area. The ticket office has lovely clean toilets too!

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Address: Address: Madaba, Jordan
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Madaba Governorate  >  Madaba

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