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Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)

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Address: Madaba, Jordan
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Calm place to wander around and see mosaics

We visited the ruins around midday (even with the best of planning, it's hard to get a siesta in every day); which left the site nearly completely deserted. After walking around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited the ruins around midday (even with the best of planning, it's hard to get a siesta in every day); which left the site nearly completely deserted. After walking around the ruins and getting to the mosaic, we were lucky to encounter an archeologist, guiding a group of tourguides-to-be. He explained us about the mosaic and its history, which... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Under the protective steel roof there's an old church with astonishing mosaics, you can walk around in old ruins with walls, chambers, fireplaces.. This must have been a massive place in ancient times. I loved it, definately worth a 2-3 hour visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is another ruins from the ancient times. The mosaic floors are worth seeing, I think they should restore more of these ruins. They could then charge a fee for upkeep. Too many ruins in Jordan are going to waste, even though all the 'parts' are there to restore them.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is old Roman site which is almost all in ruins. We went at the end of day when the sun was going down and no one else was there. It is in the middle of nowhere and has a very eerie atmosphere about it. It was very dusty and the odd lizard made an appearance. There are also some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The reason to go to Umm Al-Rasas is to see the magnificent mosaics of two neighboring churches. They are mostly intact and are covered by a hanger. The rest of the site is a maze of ruins of churches. The arches that sprout out of the ground are awesome as are the door lintels with their carvings....

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This site is about 40 minutes outside of Madaba. I feel like it might be difficult to find without a driver. The old Roman garrison town was falling apart and not in good shape, but the mosaics were well preserved. It was nice to see that they were protected as a lot of the history in Jordan is not. For... More 

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Umm ar-Rasas (or Um er-Rasas) is slightly off the main road, but if you have a rental car it is easy to get to. Follow the signs from the Desert Highway just south of Madaba. The site is only partly excavated so you have the feeling that you are threading on virgin ground. There are some astonishing ruins, but the... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

slightly out of the way but worth it for their beautiful mosaics in an atmospheric setting and forlorn tower. Free to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great site to visit. Very quiet, information is excellent. Churches with fabulous mosaic floors. Can bereached by public transportation but few buses only

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Amman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After driving 40 Minute to south-east of Madaba The Stop Was Really Breathless ... After walk in this place you feel you like to walk again and again to catch what your eyes missed of The Art in this corner or another .. and i have to say the visitor center good and there is a bath Room and parking... More 

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

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