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Mount Nebo, Madaba

Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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 site is a must-visit for many reasons, including the view, the mosaics, and the spiritual importance of it being a holy location. Mount Nebo is mentioned as the place where Moses was granted a...  more »
  • After 40 years leading the headstrong Israelites in the desert, Moses stood on the windswept summit of Mount Nebo and viewed the Promised Land of Canaan — after having been told by God “you shall not....  more »
  • We went on a whim one afternoon because the weather was pleasant and sunny. Of course, this is the view of the “holy land,” but spend much time in Jordan outside of the green season and your view...  more »
  • One of the places of interest in Jordon. Very good and high scenic view of places in Israel. Moses went up there before the Jews entered the promised land.
  • Holy place for Christianity.. it’s very high place and vantage point to check out Israel . Ancient mosaic arts preserved here.
  • I’m not religious, so this didn’t invoke any real sentiment from me in that aspect; however, being able to see a vast desert landscape, as well as a dust devil along the way, was unique and memorable enough in itself.
  • Great place with nice scenery. Feel how Moses’ efforts are made.
  • A great historic place. It's clean and well taken care of.

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