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Church of St John the Baptist, Madaba

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Visit Church of St John the Baptist, a Catholic church built in the early 20th century on an ancient archaeological site. Admire the facade of the church, made from antique stones from a local house, adorned with Corinthian and Roman columns. If you descend down to the church’s vault, you can admire a functioning Moab-era well, more than 3,000 years old. Step into the chapel to see the visitor center and its display of art and relics, or climb to the top of the bell tower for extensive views over Madaba. Arrange to visit Church of St John the Baptist and other attractions in Madaba using our Madaba itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful Catholic Church with the possibility to visit the Bell Tower and catacombs for free. To do.
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  • This is a very interesting church to visit.We had the tour guide who speaks some reasonable english and he showed us around the whole site.There are the remains of older churches below the modern cath...  more »
  • We came for the vigil mass with our family (mass was in Arabic). The choir sang some beautiful hymns, and the people were very friendly. We toured the buildings after mass, and they were amazing. So m...  more »

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The town of Madaba, situated on the King's Highway and near the airport, can make a great base for trips to Amman, the Dead Sea, and other nearby attractions. Choose from a number of two- and three-star hotels, mostly affordable lodgings run by local families and offering standard amenities such as air-conditioning, breakfast, and Wi-Fi. If you're looking to splurge, head to the four-star chain hotel, boasting an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of spacious rooms. Most of the hotels cluster in the central area of the small town, which you can easily explore on foot.
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