Church of the Apostles
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sorbybryggetravelling
Lillehammer, Norway411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
At the southern entry of Madaba, just by the King's Highway, sits the Apostles Church. Originating from 578 CE, this Byzantine church is under restoration. It features a notable mosaic, the "Personification of the Sea," showing a woman rising from the sea, surrounded by mythical sea creatures, with rams, bulls, parrots, and unusual plants also depicted.

The number of labour hours required to make these mosaics is surely immense!
Written April 1, 2024
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Janet R
Lafayette, CO618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK171 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Lebanon210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JBG1
Leicester, UK773 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
thirty minutes here is sufficient as you are restricted in what you can see and where you can walk. The viewing platform surrounds the floor mosaic so photos are possible of the whole floor.
You are able to stand very close to the floor in a roped off area but quite honestly it is better from the platform unless you wish to examine the detail.
Written November 5, 2019
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Hi there!
214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Included in Jordan Pass and decided to check it out in the area.
The mosaics are pretty cool but yes a bit light. I think that's kind of the state of mosaics in the area as they do not seem to be fully restored to the colourful mosaics you would say see in places like Ravenna in Italy.

Still enjoyed it nonetheless
Written September 2, 2019
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Susan P
Scarborough, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, France557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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