"Madaba and Mount Nebo: a window over the Holy Land" Top 5 Page for this destination Madaba by Cristian_Uluru

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After the fantastic trip along King's Highway with its fantastic landscape, finally you arrive to the wonderful town of Madaba and Mount Nebo.
These two places are fantastic. In Madaba you can see a fantastic big Mosaic of the Holy Land: you can recognice Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, the Nile, Mount Sinai and much more.

Mount Nebo is just few kilometres far from Madaba and it's a holy place. According to the Holy Bible under the altar of the Moses Memorial Church there is the tomb of Moses. On March 2000, during the Jubilee, the Pope John Paul II came here to pray in the Church. Inside it, you can see fantastic mosaics (maybe better that ones of Madaba) and from the terrace near the church, you can see a wonderful panorama on the Holy Land. If the weather is fine you can see very well the Dead Sea, the valley of the Jordan River, Jericho and also (but it's very difficult) Jerusalem.

Madaba and Mount Nebo are two fantastic places and you can't leave Jordan whitout seen them. In these places you are in the heart of Christianity and they offer a very great experience!!!

Enjoy your journey!!!

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  • Last visit to Madaba: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 5, 2005
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    To see and touch something so historical and ancient must have been fantastic. Excellent page Cristian and such lovely photo's!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    Hi Cristian, surprised Ive not yet looked at yr pg here - I loved my visit to Jordan and its exciting historical and christian sites last yr - the Mt Nebo church was closed tho but the mosaics were out under a tent!Loved the views over the valley!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2009 at 12:12 AM

    You're so blessed you've been to Jordan! Anywhere near the Holy Land would be a dream come true for me...love the map of Holy Land with Egypt visible...have a nice day, Christian! Norman :)

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2009 at 5:07 AM

    I am visiting Jordan the end of April, your tips do help a lot!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    What great treasures you have seen here Cristian not to mention the splendid views = enjoyable virtual tour!!

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 6:17 AM

    There is greek characters in the mosaic of the Holy Land. Great page!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 8:55 AM

    Did you go to the other mosaic centres in Madaba? The town was famous for its mosaics as was the whole Madaba plateau and there are some wonderful places to visit. leyle

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2005 at 2:28 PM

    This is a really interesting area you visited, wonderful comments, and great to explore,... thanks for share, greetzzz RoyJava

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2005 at 2:28 PM

    Wonderful to see another Madaba & Nebo page, Cristian. Excellent discriptions & Information, Mount Nebo was such a peaceful place when I visited, stunning views. (~_~)


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