Madaba city is well known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and offers a unique experience. The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George is home to the 6th century map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which is made entirely from mosaic – 2 million pieces of local stone, displaying towns, villages, hills and valleys.

The church itself was built in 1896 AD, and is one of many churches to be blessed by a mosaic masterpiece in the city. Madaba’s museums are well worth a visit to view more mosaics and to dig deeper into the area’s past. The city also acts as a good base for exploring other aspects of Jordan, such as the Dead Sea and Mukawir, the ruins of a hilltop palace.

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