Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo, Madaba

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RafiqueMultan
Multan, Pakistan94 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Mount Nebo is around 35 km from Amman. It is said to be a place where Prophet Moses was granted a view of Promised land. Perhaps Prophet Moses died here but his exact burial place remains unknow. At the top of mount Nebo, there is a Moses Memorial church. You can't miss a serpentine cross made of bronze there. The serpentine depicting serpent taken by Moses in desert and the cross where Jesus was crucified. From the hill top, the view is magnificent. If you are there on a sunny day, you are overlooking river Jordan valley, dead sea, West Bank city of Jericho and distant hills of Jerusalem. The place closes for entry around 5pm, so you have to take care of opening times. It may be hard to get taxi there.
Written March 19, 2022
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,099 contributions
Dec 2020
We went on a whim one afternoon because the weather was pleasant and sunny. Of course, this is the view of the “holy land,” but spend much time in Jordan outside of the green season and your view will mostly be a hazy one of dusty skies. But the view isn’t the real reason for visiting the site. Rather, the church and the mosaics it contains make for a better excuse. Hundreds of years old and well preserved, the works are incredible. It doesn’t hurt that the modern church makes for an excellent space for quiet reflection either.
Written January 25, 2021
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,426 contributions
Sep 2021
I used to visit Mount Nebo regularly, but it was about 40 years ago. I visited Mount Nebo again this September and found that the complex is well planned and a joy to walk round, see the church, mosaic, shrine and view of the Hoy Land. In the olden days there was a small road out of Madaba that took you to Mount Nebo where the excavation was still ongoing. Nowadays it is a busy road with huge souvenir shops, restaurants and houses nearly all the way from Madaba. Still an interesting place to visit and not to be missed, but 40 years ago it was more of an adventure. There are large tour groups that come here now and too crowded for me.
Written September 21, 2021
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Rashid3000
Faisalabad, Pakistan79 contributions
Mar 2021
For Mount Nebo’s visit, we went to North West of Madaba. Mount Nebo, the mountain from which Moses viewed the Promised Land. Here we can see 5th-century mosaics and baptismal fonts in the Moses Memorial Church and get know-how about the site by visiting the small museum nearby. From the top of the mount, you can see the panoramic views of the Holy Land, the valley of the River Jordan, and The Dead Sea. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day.
Written January 14, 2022
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Hank H
Virginia432 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Came here as part of a church-sponsored tour group and loved it because this place fed both the history geek and proud Christian in me. The religious order that runs it has done a marvelous job integrating the historical and religious aspects of the site.

Inside the otherwise unremarkable church are whole sections dedicated to displaying the fantastic Byzantine mosaics discovered under earlier churches built on the site. There is also a glass covered floor cut-out displaying the ancient but empty marble tomb constructed to commemorate the grave of Moses, who scripture says is buried nearby but whose grave has never been found. Outside, there are statues, markers, and various displays explaining what else has been found on site. Fascinating.

Oh, and my group was allowed to conduct a Holy Mass in the church - a very inspiring end to our day.

TIP: If you happen to visit when a Mass is underway, please stay and join those participating, even if you are not Catholic (note: at the end you can come forward to receive a blessing, but if you are not Catholic you can not receive the Eucharist). Those who joined our group seemed to be swept up in the joy of the moment with us and asked a lot of questions at the end. Catholics are happy to share.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dr. Mandar Bichu
36 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Mount Nebo is supposedly the place from where Moses first saw the Promised Land. Today it houses a few modern sculptures and quite a few ancient relics. The grinding stone door of the ancient monastery, a memorial for Moses, some mosaics and a newly made Basilica of Moses are interesting points. The site entry is 2 JOD pp and it is not included in Jordan pass.
Written January 4, 2020
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Ruthe H
68 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Worth a climb if you enjoy walking in the bible. Church is a special peaceful place with beautiful history. There was a sandstorm the day we went so no view but it’s supposed to be good!

Don’t bother with an organised tour, take and Uber or local taxi and pay entry, there’s not much to be guided through as self explanatory.
Written November 23, 2021
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,211 contributions
May 2021
The site is a must-visit for many reasons, including the view, the mosaics, and the spiritual importance of it being a holy location.
Mount Nebo is mentioned as the place where Moses was granted a view of the holy land, the view from the summit provides a panoramic view of the area, you will be able to see the dead sea, Lake Tiberias, and some Palestinian cities.
The renovated Byzantine church some amazing large Mosaics that are rarely found anywhere else.
Written June 26, 2021
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sllim2015
Singapore, Singapore340 contributions
Feb 2020
Mt Nebo is believed to be the place where Moses climbed from the Valley of Moab and from where God showed him the Promised Land. It is also Moses resting place. We visited on a foggy morning, hence we could not see clearly across. However, we did enjoyed all the beautiful mosaics displayed inside the church.
Written February 10, 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,071 contributions
Feb 2020
This is an historical site. The top of the mountain view offers an excellent overview of this whole historical region landscape. If you have time, inside the Memorial Church of Moses likely need more of your attention.
Written July 5, 2020
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