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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  • A nice place worth the 2JD, when you see how much they put inside to style up this place. Nearly a bit too much for my taste, but the inside of the church/museum with the mosaics is great.  more »
  • A Holy place worth visiting.The panoramic views are breathtaking.The Church is very interesting with lots of History and a nice Museum. Cost only 2 Dinar .Moses never got any further.Plenty of photo o...  more »
  • super nice place, beautiful view, not to miss during your trip, air and very pure, a pleasure for the lungs: p 2DJ entry for the entire site including the Museum!
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