Church of the Apostles

Church of the Apostles, Madaba

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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica645 contributions
Mar 2020
Included in the Jordan Pass, this church contains remains of very well preserved mosaics all over the floor, the man was spraying water to enhance the mosaics and it did make a difference. Unfortunately there was not a lot of information about the mosaics in the place...we had a Lonely Planet guide so we got a pretty good idea of what it was all bout but if we hadn't then would have been not that good visit.
Written March 15, 2020
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Dr. Mandar Bichu
36 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
A small church in the middle of the city. There is a separate entry fee 1 JOD pp since the site is not included in the Jordan pass. The famed ancient land map in mosaic is the main thing to see here. Underwhelming experience.
Written January 4, 2020
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Janet R
Lafayette, CO614 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
It was very interesting to read the reviews on this church, many felt the mosaics were not accessible or easy to appreciate from the platforms. I agree. We must have lucky the day we walked in. There was a local there (probably not an official guide) with a spray bottle (probably water, but he said it was a special liquid from the mosaic school!). He walked us inside the mosaics along the borders, sprayed sections of the mosaics to clear the dust off and the colors were vibrant! He took pictures of us. Al for a tip of course. After reading the other reviews I am glad we encountered this unofficial guide, it was worth the 5 dinar tip.
Written October 4, 2019
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ywwonglp
Cambridge, UK169 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
I think Madaba is only for those who are really really into archeology and history and artifacts. All the churches are tiny with some mosaic on the floor and that's it. Nothing too impressive and certainly worth a skip if you're just a regular backpacker.
This church feels like it has just a massive mosaic floor and that's it....
Only visited because it's included in the Jordan pass...it took me 5 mins visiting time.
Written April 3, 2016
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Darshana Ratnayake
Amman, Jordan1,852 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Nice church in mabada to see.. still construction going on

Bit big mosaic art on tje floor. Only one floor
Written September 4, 2020
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JPHaddad77
Beirut, Lebanon209 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This place is relatively well preserved. A tour with a guide is a must. It has Roman and Byzantine remains.
Written December 17, 2019
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Susan P
Scarborough, UK72 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
The whole place was dusty - as may be expected but not so much that the mosaics were not visible. Men sitting around in ticket booth should get in there and make the visit memorable for the right reasons.
Written November 9, 2018
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Becky D
38 contributions
Apr 2018
We only anticipated a quick stop in to this site, but were welcomed by a lovely ticket agent. He took us through the church and explained some of the mosaics to us. He also sprayed water on them to show their true colors. We really appreciated his guided tour to learn more about the church.
Written April 10, 2018
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KimuSan
Villeurbanne, France548 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Ahmad did a tour with all main place including this church.. We had Jordan Pass is not useful so we did pay extra cost 2JD.. I advise to see it with Jordan Adventure with Ahmad
Written February 28, 2018
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Taitti H
Ludwigshafen, Germany135 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
The church is reasonably small but it’s worth to visit here, St George and Mt Nebo if you are on the way to the Dead Sea. The mosaics from the 6th century are incredibly detailed, beautiful and well preserved. The entrance is affordable, 3JOD. If you are lucky the ticket sales man may show you around.
Written November 12, 2017
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