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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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  • I loved the layers of history at this church. There's a museum with some beautiful replica mosaics, and the church itself is lovely, but the real thrill is both below and above it. Below the church ar...  more »
  • The reviews that have already been written about this church are very accurate. The church is small so time spent here won't be too long (~1 hour or less). However, the artifacts and art within the si...  more »
  • We spent Easter 2017 here and it was the most welcoming parish community with a breathtaking choir. If you are there at Mass time, do yourself a favour and stay for the service. That aside, the artwor...  more »