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Church of St John the Baptist

Madaba, Jordan
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Madaba
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great little museum to look round. By the far the best aspect of the visit is going down in the 'acropolis' to the shrine of joint eh baptist and the chance to weave in and around the tunnels under the church. Hidden gem in Madaba, great value.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The castle underneath the shrine is breathtaking with a well dated 3k years B.C. the taste of water is amazing!

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Westminster, Maryland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very cheap 1JD ticket for such a large site. The information center is helpful and the attendant is so kind. Definitely make sure you go into the bell tower for a great view of Madaba.

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San Antonio, Texas
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The church has a small entrance fee (1 or 2 JD) but is definitely worth the visit. You can easily complete your visit in 30 minutes. The church has a nice deco inside and you can even sit on the pews for reflection for a few minutes. There were only a few visitors on the day we went to this... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This place was amazing! It's 1 or 2 JD to get in and there's a lot of history within the church as well as below. There's a narrow passage way that leads you below the church. You can find several relics below the church and you can head up the bell tower and get an unrivaled view of Madaba.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

nice historical place , the Egyptian guide in the church is so nice and helpful ....... the church is too clean love to visit it again

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

If you go through the tunnels under the church you can see the ancient city, a water well, a shrine for St John the Baptist. Fantastic!

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La Chapelle-en-Serval, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We did not expect much from the place but were very positively surprised. The tower offers a very good view over Madaba. And if you prefer crawling underground you can also visit the acropole! Definitely a place to stop when visiting Madaba.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Church was well presented. As soon as we arrived, a guide informed us of what we would see, and the route to take to get it all complete. There are a number of sites worth checking out in the Church. They allow you to climb to the top of the bell tower for a fantastic view of Madaba and... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

There are different atractions in this church: the small museum with old photos of Madaba, the old catcombs, well, and exacavations under the church, the church itself and donot miss the tower with very nice views of Madaba...

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