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This fascinating map of the Holy Land, now housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, was made in the 6th century out of two million stone pieces.
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| Inside St. George's Church, Madaba, Jordan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a work of art it is unique and astounding but as an historical document it is priceless. Trying to put the names of the map into their current perspective is a fascinating exercise. Busy site so try to get in early but well worthwhile...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many visitors to Madaba come for this delicate mosaic map. Even for those with little interest or knowledge in biblical stories, the colourful, centuries-old map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land is impressive. Come at around noontime to avoid the tour groups.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The incredible mosaic map of tbe Holy Lands on the floor of St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church are wonderful and unmissable. It us the oldest surviving map of its kind I believe. The detail is astonishing with Jesulaem at its centre and places like Jericho,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The map is made of mosaics and set into the church floor. It's shows the ancient Middle East with Jerusalem at the centre. It's a bit hard to decipher but there are explanatory boards outside. The church is right in the centre of the town...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Andrew Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quiet oasis within the precincts of the church. The Medaba Map does not disappoint, and is well cared for, thankfully. There is a good shop in which are some excellent books. This floor is world famous and it was a privilege to see it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located close to a parking area (we had a rental car and it’s not easy to find a parking spot close to...) this is a small Orthodox Church that has nothing amazing except this old mosaic that represents the area pretty well specially when you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank danb808
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Located inside a church, early Christian mosaics on the ground, excavated and well preserved, not too big though. Tickets required.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed October 10, 2019

The mosaic map at St. Georges is a truly wonderful relic of Byzantine times. Constructed in the sixth century it was a valuable aid to the ancients understanding of the world. Well worth a look, better still if you have a guide.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tommywelltravelled
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

The map and Saint George church has some of the most beautiful mosaics ever . The map is beautiful . Please bring and interpreter . The town is crowded but plan on going to the best lunch ever in walking distance .. Harry djudunou Or...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sansa31
Reviewed September 25, 2019

The Mosaic's in Jordan are very special as they depict what life was like it times gone by. But the Mosaic Map at St Georges is incredible as it is the oldest Map of Palestine in existence. It is good to have some kind of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Mohamed S
April 18, 2019|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Mohammed: Th website has viewing hours. I has an eye injury last and have difficulty searching the Web for this info. You will enjoy the mosaics. I certainly did!
Traci P
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Julio G | Reviewed this property |
Yes...this is a quick visit. 30 to 40 min. At most. And that includes the explanation/ film before.
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Ahmedabdelaal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jeffrey First let me wish you a nice trip. Second, opening time from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM Cheers
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