St. George's Church

St. George's Church, Madaba

St. George's Church
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,431 contributions
Sep 2021
Most people visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George to visit the oldest map of the Holy Land, a mosaic map on the floor of the church. The mosaic map was discovered towards the end of the 19th century and just after that the church was constructed over the map. Only part of the map remains today but you can see fish swimming in the Jordan River, and the gates and walls of Jerusalem as well as the Nile River.
Written September 21, 2021
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Jan 2020
This small Greek Orthodox Church named in honor of Saint George contains an amazing treasure - the famous Madaba Mosaic Map! The map once covered the floor of a 6th century Byzantine church and was rediscovered in 1896 during the construction of today’s church. Not only is it the oldest known geographic floor mosaic, it is the oldest map of the Holy Land in existence. In much the same way that the map oriented early pilgrims on their devotional journey, it continues to be used today to verify and substantiate biblical geographic accounts. This is a well-visited tourist attraction, and the church may be crowded at times. The tour groups don’t stay long, though, so if it’s busy when you arrive, sit a few moments and enjoy the beautiful artwork and icons. The Visitors Center has a helpful interpretive map (the mosaic descriptions are in Greek).
Written March 31, 2020
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,099 contributions
Dec 2020
Billed as the star attraction in Madaba, St. George’s is a working church with a detailed mosaic map. We went a bit after the church service had let out and the smell of incense was still in the air as we wandered through the sanctuary. The map is not quite as impressive as advertised, but the church is lovely, and the view as you enter the courtyard surrounding the church is excellent. While the church has the most interesting of all the mosaics in Madaba, we actually preferred our experience at St. John’s church a bit further south. Still, it’s easily worth the peek.
Written January 25, 2021
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Vandy10
Bangalore, India168 contributions
Feb 2019
The church is famous for its mosaic map which is supposed to be the oldest representation of Palestine. The entry fee is 1 JOD, its not included in the Jordan pass. The visit does not take much time and is worth it only if you are interested in seeing the mosaic map. There is no explanation about the map in the church. To make the visit worthwhile and more than a tick off, look up information before visiting.
Written January 31, 2020
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somanyfoods
Rapid City, SD681 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The main reason you probably visited this site was to see the mosaic map that has been preserved within the newer Greek Orthodox portion of the church. The limits of the original church can be seen in front of the church.

Don’t forget to view a print of the mosaic on display in a side information building.
Written February 2, 2020
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Ukienomad
Fleming Island, FL6,360 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This Byzantine church in Madaba holds the famous Madaba Map of the Middle East which dates back to the 6th century AD and is the oldest geographic floor Madaba art history and probably made by the Christian community of Madaba. It depicts an area from Lebanon to the Nike Delta and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Eastern Desert. The outside and inside of the church itself is simpler than most Byzantine churches I’ve been to. Lots of beautiful icons throughout the church.
Written February 10, 2020
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sllim2015
Singapore, Singapore340 contributions
Feb 2020
St George Church was built by the residents on the ruins of a Byzantine church. On the floor is the well preserved and oldest geographic map of the Holy Land, that goes back to the 6th century. There are plenty of beautiful mosaic icons on the walls. Well worth a short visit.
Written February 10, 2020
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Darshana Ratnayake
Amman, Jordan1,852 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
The must watch place in mabada. 1JD entrance fee. Before go inside there is an inform room. They explain you about the church and the map.
Inside the church is awesome . Great mosaic works everywhere . The world largest mosaic map in the middle of the church.
Its an amazing work of christian ppl of old madaba.
Written August 21, 2020
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626Krystyna
Sydney, Australia203 contributions
Sep 2019
Situated in the village og Madaba the church with its Mosaic of the map of The Holy Land should not be missed. There are many interesting things to see as you walk through the village in particular the locals and there way of life. Make sure you have time to wander the village.
Written January 4, 2020
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Jitendra P
Muscat, Oman271 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
As i was staying near the church, i got a chance to visit the holy place. Must for kids and people who have faith in christianism.
I liked the history showcased through the museum and the tour of the church.

Highlight was visiting the big bell on the top of the church.
Written September 2, 2018
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