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Church of St John the Baptist

Madaba, Jordan
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Madaba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: On December 7, 1967 the Vatican recognized the historic Catholic Church in Madaba, belonging to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, as a Shrine of the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Limassol, Cyprus
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

church is steeped in history.not much to say about churches,but this is a significant church in religious history.so visit and absorb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

very cool church, especially the bell tower, which gives great views of Madaba. Mosaics, paintings, Moabite well (remember Ruth and Boaz from the Bible?), and indoor tent were highlights. And it's around the corner from Adonis (Madaba's best restaurant)!

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Amman
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

i used to visit Many Church But i find this church very interesting with clear explanation . Deep Information in the christian history . its easy to walk there where ever your hotel located in Madaba . and there is a school just near the church . we met a guide there he walk with us and show us what... More

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Amman, Jordan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A combination between holy and histrionic place You can make it as afternoon trip with other places in Madanba

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Doha, Qatar
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The receptionist is extremely welcoming and friendly, and keen to provide all explanations you may want. The visit is short but interesting.

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Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Admission receptionist very informative and friendly. For anyone interested in Christian history, this should be a "must visit" site.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were surprised that we could go up to bell tower which had a nice view. Also underground tunnels to explore underneath the church.

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Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are OK with heights, I'm not but try not to think about it, I recomend going up to the top and stepping out to get a fantastic view of Madaba town. Got a great shot myself!

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Artesia, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

From the courtyard of the church, you could see for miles and miles. The church was closed so we couldn't go inside. The wasn't much in the museum. The view itself was definitely worth the trip.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

a beautifull church... not much to pray since is full of people, it is a beauty place in the middle of a beautifull site of peace but with so many borders control reminding us that peace is a dream. It is worth the visit!

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