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Madaba

(3.9/5 based on 2,600+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, museums

City of Mosaics

A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites. You can easily sightsee in Madaba on foot, and its several historic churches and ancient ruins lie interspersed with lively shops and marketplaces selling traditional woven carpets and clothing. Home to a large Christian population, the town has a longstanding practice of harmony between its Muslim, Catholic, and Greek Orthodox communities. You won't lack in dining choices in Madaba, with numerous local fast food spots selling both Jordanian and international cuisine, as well as a couple of finer establishments. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Madaba and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Where to stay in Madaba

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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