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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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AMAZING VIEW into the past,,, when you look at the ancient mosaic map on the church's floor you cant do any thing but .. admiring the work of the ancients , and how geography and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

AMAZING VIEW into the past,,, when you look at the ancient mosaic map on the church's floor you cant do any thing but .. admiring the work of the ancients , and how geography and civilizations change over time ..........

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not what I expected but a nice experience. Off the beaten path a bit but once back in there the historical sites to see where great. Happy to see care being taken of Holy Sites. :) (March 2010)

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London
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Not a lot of info at the sight itself, but if you are up for a walk up the hill (it's a clear and managed path although it would be hard if your not able bodied ie no wheel chair access). Great views over the Dead sea, there's a small Bedouin tent which I believe offers snacks and drinks, we... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Under ground ruins and chapel, mosaics, view from bell tower, well and lots of original paintings on display.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I really liked the ruines in the basement, there are these old walls and chambers that get your imagination going about how it must have looked in ancient times. The concierge is a really friendly guy who wanted to tell and explain us everything, so nice. If you climb the belltower there a cool view of the area. The concierge... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I had a few hours to kill after seeing the mosaic map, thought I may as well check it out and it's fantastic! The ticket seller obviously loves his job as he took me on a semi tour. The view from bell tower was great as well dodging the Bells and rafters. Really wanted to ring them!! The guide book... More 

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Kos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A very insteresting church. First you visit the Gallery with fantastic old pictures of Madaba in the early 1900, from there into the Church and then downstairs to see the ancient walls of the previous church, then climb to the top of the Bell Tower to see the amazing views all over Madaba and the surounding countryside...well worth the 2JD

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Almost passed this up during my walk around the city. Glad I stopped in. Ticket counter person was very friendly and helpful. Amazing mosaics, underground sites were incredible, and climb to the belltower was worth the view once you calm your fear of heights.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A beautifully built church in Madaba! It's nice to see the mosaics in this church, one of the most important and famous pieces of art and history in the world. A must see if you're visiting the town of Madaba

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very easy travelling around Madaba to see all the mosaics and churches, especially when staying at the Mosaic City Hotel which was so close to everything.

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