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This fascinating map of the Holy Land, now housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, was made in the 6th century out of two million stone pieces.
| Inside St. George's Church, Madaba, Jordan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's an interesting church with one of the oldest known maps. It's a busy place, so try and sneak a peak when there are less people.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Big_sexy97
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was quiet confusing to understand what exactly is in store for you until you go there. We parked our car at visitor centre & took a 10 minutes walk to the St. George's Church where you have to pay an entry feel of 1...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mosaic Map is a must see. Quite amazing when you look at the detail. Small entry fee, not covered by Jordan Pass.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lorrainek246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stunning piece of history is not to be missed: the world's oldest map created to show pilgrims the locations of various sites in the Holy Land and extending as far as the Nile. Although damaged and therefore incomplete, it still plays its part in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide gave us the presentation and historical significance of the stop. The church itself where the mosaic map is tiny and can only accommodate a certain number of people. It was incredible to see in person. Do wear comfortable shoes and if you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PixelPicas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is important to remember that this is still an active church. The presentation of the Mosaic Map is poor. Try to avoid going in at the same time as a large tour group.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JonathanW480
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely worth seeing if you are anywhere in the area. It is not a long stop, but be sure you spend the time to take in all the details. Originally this mosaic was about 50 feet long and had about 2 million pieces--about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church holds a map of the region dating from the Byzantian era. The entry cost is only 1JD but only visit if in the area. I wouldn't travel far to see this mosaic. The map is impressive for the accuracy and detail. We listened...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank happypanda17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a geographer I think many maps are interesting. In a a historical perspective it's somewhat interesting to see how they percieved the region more than 1000 years ago. In terms of beauty and estethics this was quite disappointing. My to teenage kids, thought it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Improindy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A floor mosaic that is perhaps the earliest indication of Palestine and the Holy Land. Great explanation provided by excellent guides. Best 1 JOD spent on our visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Traci P
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Response from bajajulio | Reviewed this property |
Yes...this is a quick visit. 30 to 40 min. At most. And that includes the explanation/ film before.
7 August 2017|
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Response from Ahmedabdelaal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jeffrey First let me wish you a nice trip. Second, opening time from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM Cheers