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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  • Just to think I was atop where Moses stayed to see all that God had said. The view was awesome, vast lands that bring up memories of history. Ensure you have flat shoes please.  more »
  • I was there on a clear day and it still required some imagination to view "the Promised Land" - or even the Dead Sea. On the other hand, the iconic Brazen Serpent monument was easy to spot. What made ...  more »
  • So close to all the key religious sites in the area (Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho etc all marked on a direction sign) reportedly the site of Moses burial. impressive mosaics and not too busy.  more »
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  • Biblical sites are rarely this well maintained or managed, though there is little to recommend a visit unless you are madly into modern religious architecture or gullible enough to believe the spurious claims made regarding Old Testament prophets. Panoramic views help a lot though, as do the super clean facilities (which, if you’ll pardon the pun, were a blessing).
  • Although Mount Nebo has noteworthy religious significance, the views from the mountain top are quite stunning. I would recommend seeing the mountain early on in your travels as the vista of Palestine, Jerusalem and the dead sea give you a dramatic heads-up.
  • Amazing place. A must visit. The bathrooms were so clean and nice smelling aroma soap in the middle of rocky desert. The holy place is really holy.
  • 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.
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