Madaba Archaeological Park, Madaba

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An outdoor museum featuring archaeological findings from the area, Madaba Archaeological Park draws visitors to its exquisite Byzantine mosaics. Since excavations started in the 1990s, many mosaics from the walls and floors of historic ruins were found, some dating back to the 1st century AD. Admire the different art styles and themes depicted on the mosaics, and see the remains of a sixth-century church, discovered in 1887. A visit to Madaba Archaeological Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Madaba trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A beautiful, saved and restored heritage that allows to measure the wealth of the city and its sites. To do in addition to the mosaic of saint George, to a few hundred metres walk!
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  • Very nice paintings of mosaics, it's the oldest mosaic discovered to date in Jordan. Under the Gallery an item represents the four seasons. Your good conservation of the mosaic.
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  • Well worth a look if not just to get a sense of how old Madaba is and also the importance it holds in the old world.  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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