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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  • August 2, 2017
    I was just taking a stroll and happened upon this great church. It has a lovely stone facade and entrance square and an informative visitors centre with a lovely host / caretaker. Inside the church yo...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    I am not too crazy about this place but when you have an extra time to spend you might as well check out the place. We just spent a good 10 minutes took some good pictures then we are out.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We almost skipped going in here when we saw that site now charges an entrance, but the caretaker let us in fir free. We were so impressed that paid the entrance fee at the end of the tour. We were tak...  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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