Mount Nebo, Madaba

3.6
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Madaba
Join thousands of religious pilgrims and curious visitors at Mount Nebo, a 1,000 m (3,300 ft) ascent from which many believe the prophet Moses first saw the "Promised Land." Because of its mention in the Hebrew Bible, a chapel was built there in the 4th century CE and later expanded into a basilica. Today, the Franciscan order oversees the mountain, where they operate a monastery and archaeological center. While there, tour the memorial church devoted to Moses and the ancient Byzantine mosaics unearthed and preserved there. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mount Nebo by using our Madaba road trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Mount Nebo
map
Mount Nebo Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,149 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • October 5, 2017
    The summit of this mountain (you can get there by car) commands spectacular views over the Dead Sea to the West Bank and Jerusalem. One can only imagine what Moses thought after 40 years in the desert...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Very neat because the all new seems to be laid out. In particular by the view worth a visit if it's on your route (Petra). Not particularly much to see or do.
    View original
  • October 3, 2017
    The mountain is about 41 kilometers far from Amman , the highest of the mountain about 817 meters high from the sea level . At the top of the mountain locate a city having the same name , from one poi...  more »

Plan your trip to Madaba

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Madaba by other users

9 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM INDIA January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM JORDAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM IRELAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, culture, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG November, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans