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Steep climb - awesome views!

Great views and interesting history. There’s little information onsite so research prior to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kerrie B
Panoramic and windy viewpoint on the Dead Sea

Of you're driving south from Madaba to Karak, along the King's road, turn Wright and go to sede... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Luca C
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Machaerus, Madaba 17110, Jordan
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Reviewed yesterday

Great views and interesting history. There’s little information onsite so research prior to arriving is recommended for maximum benefit. We drove across from the Dead Sea but would advise arriving from direction of Amman/Madaba instead for better driving conditions. Don’t be fooled by the boy...More

Thank Kerrie B
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Mt Machaerus is the site of the castle where Tetrarch Herod Antipas had St. John the Baptist beheaded. The reason I only gave it three stars is that there is not a lot to see and it takes some reading beforehand to understand the layout...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Of you're driving south from Madaba to Karak, along the King's road, turn Wright and go to sede this site, included in the Jordan Pass. After 15 km among the Hills, on a good road where your car will probably be the only one, you'll...More

Thank Luca C
Reviewed April 3, 2018

If you haven't already been to the Panorama or other viewing sites, it's worth hiking up for the view of the Dead Sea. Otherwise, there's little to see up top and no information (bring your own if you want to know what your'e looking at)....More

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Machaerus was a big populated city at the beginning of our era ,sited near by Ma'in Spa. It was ruled by Irod ,who killed Ioan Baptist.

Thank Rateb I
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Apparently this is where John the Baptist was imprisoned and killed. Harold the great had a palace and fortifications here which are all but gone now. It is an hour or so drive from amman and its mostly lots of curves in hills. The site...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2016

in a volcanic shape you will see the ruins of an ancient fortress that King Herod used to hide himself. He probably got John the Baptist imprisoned here and was also killed here.

Thank James R
Reviewed July 16, 2016

There is not a lot to see at Macha eras and the site may not appeal to everyone but we liked it's loneliness. This is where John the Baptist was beheaded. If you visit the site go in the caves at the bottom of three...More

Thank westerley
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Nice Palace from Massada Time that falls one year before (43AC). The Palace (there is not much to see besides the view, some rooms and places in the mount, was constructed by the Jasmonean Kings, after by Herods and we believe that John The Baptist...More

1  Thank HaimDorinPrivado
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Interesting to see this place where Johannes Baptist was imprisoned and executed. It was not so much left of the fortress of course and there was very nice view.

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