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Church of St John the Baptist

Prs. Haya St., Madaba 17110, Jordan
+962 5 324 4065
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A nice peaceful place to get out of the sun for an hour with some ancient mosaics.

Walked a bit uphill from the town center and found a nice quiet church with some beautiful mosaics... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shady J
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Makassar, Indonesia
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This was a great little hidden spot when visiting Madaba. It costs 1 JD to visit. Staff was very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Drew F
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (84 reviews)
“great view” (13 reviews)
“highest point” (5 reviews)
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Prs. Haya St., Madaba 17110, Jordan
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+962 5 324 4065
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old church built in 1905, with a very interesting history and well kept. Not to be missed.

1  Thank reisnoedel
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Loved this church because it drew my eyes upwards - making me think of heavenly and Godly things. It's fitting that the Church of Saint John the Baptist should point us to the more important persona in Jesus Christ, just the way he lived his...More

2  Thank Leah A
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The church has a great history...a few years ago they opened the tunnels under to show how old the hill is as theattached church built on top of it...u will be surprised ...the bell tower if ur interested can give a great view for madaba...More

1  Thank Hazem a
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is an excellent church at Madaba with a beautiful architecture. You get a beautiful view of Madaba.Nice place to visit.

Thank Alisha K
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

My son loved this church with its bell tower and secret tunnel system. It was by far our fav attraction. We walked to this church after parking our car near the moab land hotel. We were able to visit number of attractions along the way....More

Thank Arch L
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

While there are no Byzantine mosaics here, it's a nice place to visit and see a little of the history of Madaba. Lots of great pictures in their little museum. You can climb to the top of the bell tower for a great view of...More

Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I was in Madaba on an organized tour, and this trip was not part of our itinerary. It should have been! Other members of my group find it while wandering during a free afternoon, and I had time the next morning before I had to...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The church was built on the summit of the old town around 1910-13 directly on the ruins of an older church and is now the oldest church in Madaba where religious rites have been performed without interruption. There are several different parts of the tour....More

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