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Far Too Many Tourists

A fascinating church and there is a centre nearby which gives a short lecture on its history and... read more

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martyncymro
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Coimbra, Portugal
You can see "an old floor"

Perhaps the highlight for me--aside from the antiquity of the church, the history associated with... read more

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Brittany_11_10
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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.
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Reviewed today

A fascinating church and there is a centre nearby which gives a short lecture on its history and that of the surrounding area. However, we cut short our visit to the church as it was clostrophic due to the large number of tourists inside. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed yesterday

Perhaps the highlight for me--aside from the antiquity of the church, the history associated with it, and its beautiful architecture--was the sign "an old floor" posted above, well, what I can only assume is indeed an old floor. It seemed as though whoever created the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great church that offers so much for the entry price. Ensure that your ready to get dirty walking in the basement as it offers some great insights into the area back in history. The church is also located downtown with many restaurants to explore...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sean M. M
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Madaba for two days and our hotel just next to this church. After breakfast we went to this church, not so many tourist when we were there. The church was dedicated to John the baptist. Under the church was some old Byzantine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chinv_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating rooms below the church worth exploring (ex. 3000 year old well). Would not expect this. Bell tower open as well giving you view over Madaba.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NRAGR
Reviewed 9 December 2018

It seems that all the tourist groups go there and it is very busy. The church is small and ornate but the map mosaic is nothing special.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank assheton
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The site is fascinating and allows one to step back in history. The church is a little oasis of calm.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This is the place bot to miss if one visits Madaba.Although the Greek Orthodox church with the mosaic map of jerusalem is more hyped this church further up ( a km walk) is situated in a nice corner . It has history , legend and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 169anilb
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Church is very impressive and beautiful on the inside and out. Very old church and the detail really shows. Madaba is know for its mosaics and the artwork there has great attention to detail. It has a crows nest which gives you an amazing view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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