Madaba Archaeological Park
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babykong
London, UK1,224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
During my last day I decided to do the walking tour of Madaba.

If you pop into Madaba Visitors Centre you can pick up a free map. Some of the sites are free with the Jordan Pass, but some you still have to pay JOD 1 to enter regardless of whether or not you have the pass.

The tour is self guided and easy to navigate with the map. At each site staff will ask if you want a guided tour, for which you will pay them an additional JOD 1. I declined the offer of guides, as there was plenty of written information available at the sites.

There wasn’t anything that particularly blew me away, but I did enjoy visiting Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist. It was quite surreal walking into a Roman Catholic Church in a Muslim country and hearing recorded church organ music on repeat! I did see signs requesting there be silence in the church, but not one visitor took a blind bit of notice!

Then by stark contrast, in the vaults underneath the church there is the Acropolis Museum, complete with recorded Middle Eastern music! I enjoyed exploring the vaults and seeing the various items on display.

A nice way to while away a couple of hours in Madaba.
Written 22 April 2024
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Robert v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
There were no other visitors when we arrived, so the lady from the ticket office (entry is included in the Jordan Pass) gave us a private tour. I noticed from the other reviews they seem to do this a lot. She gave us a 30 minutes tour and did not ask for any money afterwards; however we tipped her. This park is absolutely worthwhile to visit, especially for the various mosaics that can been seen.
Written 2 December 2023
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5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The sites were amazing! We had a semi private tour which made travel much easier. Medial assistance in a 5 star resort was not only great but very inexpensive compared to the USA without insurance
Written 2 October 2023
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LaNyonsaise
West Midlands, UK1,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a very well protected and curated introduction to the remains and mosaics of Madaba. It’s included in the Jordan pass. You will probably be engaged in conversation with either the custodian or others lingering by the entrance but if you just want to wander on your own there are lots of explanatory sign.
Having said that, when we caught up with a group with the custodian it was great to see the colours emerge from the mosaics when the guide spritzed them with water from a spray bottle.
Written 3 June 2023
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Laura W
Arnhem, The Netherlands80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We didn’t book a tour but were welcomed by a lady who gave us a tour for free. She was really nice and gave us a lot of information. The place itself is interesting and definitely worth a visit
Written 21 May 2023
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geoff B
Melbourne543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Worth the time to call in and look over some of the nice mosaics. It is on the trail as you walk around madaba anyway.
Written 2 March 2023
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Sonia
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It was very interesting.
The keeper asked us if we wanted that he talked to us about the mosaics, naively we agreed without considering that it would cost us 3 JD per person. This price was asked to be payed at the end of the 'guide', the only problem was that the keeper hadn't mentioned that we had to price at all before. We were 7 people and had to pay 21 JD, for less than 30 minutes of guide, whereas we paid the same price in Jerash but for an authorized guide, with whom the tour lasted 2 hours.
If you are asked by the keeper the tour, we recommend you to ask the price first, 21 JD for 30 minutes is exaggerated and dishonest.
Written 16 December 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Madaba is an interesting archaeological site some 25 miles (40 km) from Amman. The site dates from Roman times, with lots of ruins and a Roman road. The mosaics are quite beautiful. The Byzantine church is very well-preserved and features a number of delightful icons. Madaba is around 45 minutes traveling time from Amman.
Written 13 November 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is typically the first stop as part of a visit to Madaba to see all the ruins, history, churches, etc... Need about an hour or so to see everything here.
Written 7 October 2022
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Plenty of mosaics and ruins to see including a palace, a Roman Road and more in this compound. When i entered i was stopped by a guy at the entrance who told me to wait a minute. He insisted on walking round with me and explained everything we saw. I knew he was after money but i could not get rid of him. Another family from Kerak joined us and at the end they offered money and the guy refused (i understand enough of their language to know this). At the end of the tour he told me to give him what i wanted, but to his disappointment i gave nothing as i preferred to wander around by myself. All in all it is well worth visiting this park and there are plenty of signs informing visitors about the ruins.
Written 21 September 2021
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