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Madaba Archaeological Park

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Address: Hussein bin Ali Street, Madaba 17110, Jordan
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Private Half Day Tour to Mount Nebo and Madaba With The Archaeological Park...
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Private Full Day Mosaic Tour of Jordan with a Handcraft Experience

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This was the first site we visited in Madaba and it was a nice introduction. The excavated church is small and the viewing platforms allow you to see the church and the mosaics... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see the historical mosaics here was great, they really quite breath taking and are so well preserved, great if you like Greek history.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first site we visited in Madaba and it was a nice introduction. The excavated church is small and the viewing platforms allow you to see the church and the mosaics easily and the roof makes the church cool. The surrounding buildings are attractive and there are cool places to sit. We didn't ever see a caretaker at... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Although there are many beautiful mosaics in Madaba you should try and visit as many as possible. The historical information given at all the sites is outstanding. Entry is free with The Jordan Pass or included in the 3 dinar paid for the other two Government run sites.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I suppose it depends on what sort of history you are interested in. I wasn't impressed but then I've seen a lot of amazing mosaics. Also, some of the restoration work was terrible.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are on Madaba it's worth visiting, especially if you like mosaics. Good signs on English and friendly staff. Next to the Visitors centres.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

If you like historical mosaic floors, then this is the place to go. For us it was a nice to see but a bit boring, especially after seeing all the other archaeological sites in Jordan.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Included in the awesome "Jordan Pass" for tourists is the Madaba Archaeological Park. Our guide was amazing and free! We were just about the only people in the park and it only takes about 30 minutes to see the entire place. We did this after St. Georges Basilica. He will have a spray bottle to spray on the dusty mosaics... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The best mosaics of all - as long as you ask the guide to spray some water on them - then they spring into life as if brand new!

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

A sight that one should not miss out on when visiting Madaba. It gives a good understanding how different periods of times and civilisations built on each other and how the art of mosaic making was cherished all along the centuries...you might even have a short look into the adjoining mosaic school and see at first hand how mosaics are... More 

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Camden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This was good but museum in need of repair. Would have liked to read a bit more about this as the descriptions are not good.

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