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Madaba Overview

Madaba is located 30 kilometers south-west of the capital Amman. It is compact and easily explored on foot, with some excellent hotels and restaurants, and is less than an hour by regular public transport from Amman, so it's worth considering as an alternative to Amman as a place to stay.

Madaba’s main attraction is its magnificent Byzantine mosaics, drawing many visitors, especially since the creation of an archaeological park. They cover the floors of houses and churches dating from the site’s earliest period of habitation.

A school of mosaics has also been founded here. Visitors to the town should not miss these magnificent pavement decorations, before heading off to see the surrounding Biblical sites of Mount Nebo and Bethany, where Christ was baptized. Southwest of  Madaba is Hammamat Ma’in, the thermal mineral springs that for centuries have attracted people to come and immerse themselves in the sites’ warm therapeutic waters.

There is an excellent 5-star hotel operated by the well known Six Senses group here, which offers indoor and natural outdoor hot pools, a swimming pool and spa facilities.

Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) is located south-east of Madaba on the edge of the semi-arid steppe. Um er-Rasas was nominated as a World Heritage Site in 2004. This archaeological site, which started as a Roman military camp and grew to become a town from the 5th century, is largely unexcavated. Mt. Nebo offers a fantastic view westward, with a vista that includes the Dead Sea, the West Bank, the Jordan River, and, on a clear day, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

At the southern entrance to Madaba, near the King’s Highway, is the Church of the Apostles. The ruins of this Byzantine church date to 578 CE, and are currently being restored. One of Madaba’s most beautiful mosaics adorns the floor of this church. The mosaic is known as "Personification of the Sea" and it vividly depicts a woman emerging from the sea, surrounded by mythical aquatic creatures and a hodgepodge of rams, bulls, parrots and exotic vegetation. The mosaic was signed by a mosaicist named Salamanios.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jordan safe to travel?

Jordan is safe to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Jordan?

There is no special dress code when visiting Jordan tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Jordan?

Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must. All Visitors to Jordan that are not citizens of Turkey or certain Arab countries are required to have a visa to enter Jordan.

What language is spoken in Jordan?

Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but JJordanians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Jordanians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Jordanians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Jordan?

Jordan is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Jordan?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

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What is Jordan best known for?

The ancient rose red city of Petra; UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, enjoy wandering the Royal tombs, Siq entrance and Treasury. The ruined Roman city; beautiful temples, architecture obelisks, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. Wadi Rum; night camping at the inspiring natural beauty of the desert. Jerash; reminiscent ancient city of the Roman Empire. Madaba; Early Christian mosaics. Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses and float in the salty Dead Sea.

What currency is used in Jordan?

The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar, it is about 0.71 to USD. Money exchange is widely available and Credit cards are largely used.

What type of hotels are there in Jordan? check-in time?

Jordan enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Jordan is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.



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