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. Use our Madaba online trip itinerary builder to add Church of St John the Baptist and other attractions to your Madaba vacation plans.
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  • Modern Madaba is a young city, approx 100 years old. So this churchsite is one of the oldest parts of town, dating back to Antiquity. The church itself is young, Roman Catholic, and less interesting. ...  more »
  • This was a powerful experience. The grounds keeper was very helpful. I went alone and with no guide but it was worth it. I can't express how powerful it is. The small catacombs was an unexpected plus.  more »
  • Its interesting due to history , undergound to see many archeological sites , tower,with city view ... This is special place to learn also history of catholics  more »

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