Madaba Archaeological Park
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Robert v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
There were no other visitors when we arrived, so the lady from the ticket office (entry is included in the Jordan Pass) gave us a private tour. I noticed from the other reviews they seem to do this a lot. She gave us a 30 minutes tour and did not ask for any money afterwards; however we tipped her. This park is absolutely worthwhile to visit, especially for the various mosaics that can been seen.
Written December 2, 2023
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4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The sites were amazing! We had a semi private tour which made travel much easier. Medial assistance in a 5 star resort was not only great but very inexpensive compared to the USA without insurance
Written October 2, 2023
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LaNyonsaise
West Midlands, UK925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a very well protected and curated introduction to the remains and mosaics of Madaba. It’s included in the Jordan pass. You will probably be engaged in conversation with either the custodian or others lingering by the entrance but if you just want to wander on your own there are lots of explanatory sign.
Having said that, when we caught up with a group with the custodian it was great to see the colours emerge from the mosaics when the guide spritzed them with water from a spray bottle.
Written June 3, 2023
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Laura W
Arnhem, The Netherlands51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We didn’t book a tour but were welcomed by a lady who gave us a tour for free. She was really nice and gave us a lot of information. The place itself is interesting and definitely worth a visit
Written May 21, 2023
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geoff B
Melbourne534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Worth the time to call in and look over some of the nice mosaics. It is on the trail as you walk around madaba anyway.
Written March 2, 2023
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Sonia
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It was very interesting.
The keeper asked us if we wanted that he talked to us about the mosaics, naively we agreed without considering that it would cost us 3 JD per person. This price was asked to be payed at the end of the 'guide', the only problem was that the keeper hadn't mentioned that we had to price at all before. We were 7 people and had to pay 21 JD, for less than 30 minutes of guide, whereas we paid the same price in Jerash but for an authorized guide, with whom the tour lasted 2 hours.
If you are asked by the keeper the tour, we recommend you to ask the price first, 21 JD for 30 minutes is exaggerated and dishonest.
Written December 16, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Madaba is an interesting archaeological site some 25 miles (40 km) from Amman. The site dates from Roman times, with lots of ruins and a Roman road. The mosaics are quite beautiful. The Byzantine church is very well-preserved and features a number of delightful icons. Madaba is around 45 minutes traveling time from Amman.
Written November 13, 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is typically the first stop as part of a visit to Madaba to see all the ruins, history, churches, etc... Need about an hour or so to see everything here.
Written October 7, 2022
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Plenty of mosaics and ruins to see including a palace, a Roman Road and more in this compound. When i entered i was stopped by a guy at the entrance who told me to wait a minute. He insisted on walking round with me and explained everything we saw. I knew he was after money but i could not get rid of him. Another family from Kerak joined us and at the end they offered money and the guy refused (i understand enough of their language to know this). At the end of the tour he told me to give him what i wanted, but to his disappointment i gave nothing as i preferred to wander around by myself. All in all it is well worth visiting this park and there are plenty of signs informing visitors about the ruins.
Written September 21, 2021
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
If you start at the visitor’s center, this will be your first port of call on the walking tour of Madaba. It’s a lovely start and is filled with multiple excellent examples of Madaba’s mosaics. The ones depicting homes/cities from the surrounding area that hang on the walls towards the entrance of the park were some of our favorites, and the large floor mosaics in Mary’s church was another highlight. You’ve come to Madaba to see mosaics and this park won’t disappoint.
Written January 25, 2021
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