Mount Nebo, Madaba

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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 .
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  • The view from Mount Nebo are exceptional. The problem in that place may be the intense wind, that when I went, not allowed to enjoy the same. The State of the ruins is a little disappointing because very few remnants of the era are preserved in that Moses was buried. One hour is sufficient to see everything.
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  • It is said that here is the place where God appears for the last time in front of Moses. It is the place from where God revealed to Moses the Promised Land, but also the fact that he will never step o...  more »
  • A visit out of season, by beautiful time which gives to meditate... the mosaics are beautiful, clean, well maintained site and easy access cc. To see without hesitation from Amman.
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  • Just wow. This is the first biblical site I've been to. It's super special. Also the church that preserves the mosaic from some of the early churches here is absolutely beautiful. Very well presented and kept. Highly recommend going here. Oh and it's not part of the Jordan pass, so expect to pay 2JD pp.
  • I have been here several times and it is a great view point to look into Israel from the point of view of Moses when God promised the land to the people, that is when the sky is clear. Sometimes it gets dusty and visibility is not too good. Of course there is the serpentine snake cross that is a beautiful landmark overlooking the view as well.
  • Great mountain where the Prophet Moses was passed the ten commandments according to the bible. Lovely atmosphere. Has breathtaking views of the dead sea.
  • An amazing experience. The views are fabulous. Mosaics in the church are incredible. A very moving experience. Highly recommended.
  • Feel the complete outdoor views for the real wilderness of the torturing desert while come visiting the mountain that must be the pride of most Jordanians as many tourist from many religions also attracted to have a travelling spiritual visits ...

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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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