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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  • We almost past this place by, but luckily a worker was smoking outside the gate and called us in. It's easy to just wander around and look at the beautiful mosaics and Roman ruins. There's some inform...  more »
  • Restoration and excavation in the early 1990s created this open-air museum and it contains collection of ruins and fine mosaics from the Madaba area. The mosaic that you will see here has been brought...  more »
  • In Madaba Archaeological Park you may find other outstanding mosaics from different historical buildings/sites placed on the spot or from the area around the town: Church of the Virgin Mary, Hippolytu...  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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