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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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  • It is worth visiting the Castle. It has walls of cities in times of the Crusaders and the water cisterns. If you like history and archaeology visit it!
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  • beautiful church and walking distance from the main attraction of Madaba. One should not miss this one. Some tunnels and a nice climb to the bell tower make it a good 'activity' for kids too.  more »
  • Next to a school, this church is full of life! We meet even of young girls working their catechism. The crypt is beautiful and particularly well appointed with lighting quite adhoc. It is possible to go up in the Tower of the bell tower where we have a view of the entire city of Madaba. The night its bell tower is very well lit, not far from the Grand Mosque, which is also illuminated. It's beautiful!...
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