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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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