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What a tremendous little church hat was full of surprises

We almost never visited this church as it does not get the recognition to match the nearby St... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Authentic and breathtaking view

A very old Church with incredibly warm welxome from the staff. Various things to do / see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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On December 7, 1967 the Vatican recognized the historic Catholic Church in Madaba, belonging to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, as a Shrine of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist and urged visitors and pilgrims to visit this sacred site.
Prs. Haya St., Madaba 17110, Jordan
+962 5 324 4065
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We almost never visited this church as it does not get the recognition to match the nearby St Gregory's, with its famous and rightly so mosaic Madaba Map. However in my opinion the Church of St John has so much more to offer. The gentleman...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very old Church with incredibly warm welxome from the staff. Various things to do / see including the Church itself, belfroy and its view, byzantine ruins and a nice photo exposition. Went on a friday around 5 PM, when local Christian community gather to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit on top. You can visit the foundation with all the mosaics and also climb to the top of the church by the stairs. Entry for 1JDpp

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautfiul old church with a belltower that can be climed and offers a stunning view over Madaba, we were also taken by surprise by the large acropolis and well preserved tunnels..the gatekeeper was very welcomming and provoded interesting explanations

Thank Julia L
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This church is very nice, but it is especially interesting the kind of museum in the underground of the church with a lot of things to see.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

4  Thank Jitendra P
Reviewed 1 September 2018

One of the good attraction of Madaba. It was evening, when we visited. Old man welcomed us with a smile. He showed us museum. We could find lot of details , good pictures about History of Jordan. Mosaic map copy is available. Inside church beautiful...More

Thank Shree K
Reviewed 17 August 2018

There are a lot of interesting places in central Madaba and this is one of them. Well preserved building with significant history and staffed by knowledgable and friendly people.

Thank chris w
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Walked a bit uphill from the town center and found a nice quiet church with some beautiful mosaics, a few tunnels and a cave under the church, a stair to a bell tower. Staff didn't speak English but were friendly.

Thank Shady J
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great little hidden spot when visiting Madaba. It costs 1 JD to visit. Staff was very knowledgeable about the church and the region as a whole, able to talk about the historical and biblical sites and events represented here. The two coolest...More

1  Thank Drew F
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Well. If you believe, it very well might be. Who is to tell?