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. Make Madaba Archaeological Park a part of your Madaba vacation plans using our Madaba travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I'd advise having a small guided tour simply for the background one gets on mosaics, their history, and their portrayals. There is no "official" guide on site but the ticket taker/checker can act as o...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We took a one day trip from Amman to Madaba and it was simply incredible to visit both archeological parks. There have been renovations everywhere and the mosaics and the spaces themselves are extreme...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    The park is broken into two sections, the actual park and the burnt palace. Both are covered with your Jordan Pass, however only the archaeological park seems to be opened. More on that later. The old...  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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