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Visit St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, a Catholic church built in the early 20th century on an ancient archaeological site. Admire the facade of the church, made from antique stones from a local house, adorned with Corinthian and Roman columns. If you descend down to the church’s vault, you can admire a functioning Moab-era well, more than 3,000 years old. Step into the chapel to see the visitor center and its display of art and relics, or climb to the top of the bell tower for extensive views over Madaba. Use our Madaba online trip itinerary builder to add St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and other attractions to your Madaba vacation plans.
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Visiting John the Baptiste Church was one of the highlights of my trip to Madaba. As well as the church you can explore the tunnels under the church, see the tent of Ruth, see the shrine, climb the... more »
The catacombs under St. John the Baptist Church were easily our favorite part of our day out in Madaba. A collection of different underground sites - some merely dirt pits and others (like the shrine.... more »
Madaba is the biggest christian (&probably the only one) in Jordan. It is the city of mosaics. The main attraction is St. john the Baptist church where you will find the famous 16x6 m. ancient Palestine mosaic. When it was created it consisted of 2,3 millions! tiny pieces and showed the Holy Land; most probably it served a pilgrim map. In the middle of the map you will see the oval city of Jerusalem with its 21 towers and 6 gates.
It was a wonderful experience visiting this church. The staff here was also very helpful. The church complex is small but beautiful. For us, the exciting parts of the experience were - the climb to the bell tower and the descent into the acropolis. The bell tower climb using stairs is not very difficult and the views from the top are amazing. The underground acropolis is chilly but an interesting experience - there are lot of beautiful mosaics, artefacts and a lot of history. The church building itself is big and sparsely decorated.
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