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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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Where to stay in Madaba

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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  • This was a surprise on our trip. We knew there would be great mosaics, but we were surprised by the depth of history represented here.  more »
  • But very interesting it was inside. Not so much people, or rather me and my friend we were alone there. We gone around there and then we sat there also relaxing and looking. Many mosaics it was there,...  more »
  • Based on the TA reviews, I was very indifferent if I saw the Archaeological Park but since it was along the path, we stopped in. To my surprise, I truly enjoyed reading about the history of this small...  more »