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Beautifully maintained and welcoming

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan P
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Must see when in Madaba

This is the place bot to miss if one visits Madaba.Although the Greek Orthodox church with the... read more

Reviewed 6 days 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank ChrisNazal
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

2  Thank ianx17489
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank R-Lyon76
Reviewed 26 September 2018 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 20 September 2018 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.

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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 31 August 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
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