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Mount Nebo, Madaba

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Mountain Historic Site
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. A visit to Mount Nebo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Madaba travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • On the road to the dead sea and worth a detour to all cases, in particular also the Interior of the Church, where the excavations and mosaics are wonderfully accessible
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  • I was astounded by the beauty of the mosaics. How can something 1500 years ago still be so beautiful! The detail was brilliant and very inspiring. This was the highlight of my tour of Jordan.  more »
  • It doesn't get more biblical than this. Drive about 20 minutes outside of Madaba or 40 minutes from Amman, and you'll come to the view where G-d said to Moses, I'm paraphrasing, Behold the Promised La...  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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