Madaba

This friendly town located about an hour’s drive south of Amman has a large percentage of Jordan’s shrinking Christian population. Noteworthy sites in Madaba include St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and the Church of the Virgin, both of which house splendid antique mosaics. Madaba is best known for its wealth of mosaics, most of which date back to the Byzantine era. Additional attractions in town include an archaeological park, a museum, and more historic churches.

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