"Town of mosaics" Top 5 Page for this destination Madaba by angiebabe
Madaba Travel Guide: 156 reviews and 584 photos
People come here for the number of sites around the town with excellent mosaics. Theyre mostly in old churches with early christian mosaics.
Even the oldest mosaic in Jordan is here - or a piece of it - according to the museum at the Church of the Virgin Mary.
It was interesting to see the seemingly accepted mix of christian and muslim sites here - as far as a tourist town goes people were calm and pleasant - when I approached for help with directions or info they were helpful or people actually approached me to tell there was this or that church in that direction to go see. (all very helpful as there were actually very few signs around the place!)
Though reading more extensively about the findings of the mosaics, when the Mosaic map was first found and it was seen that Jesus was depicted as the Son of God the Muslims defaced that part of the mosaic...
Excellent museum with an excellent collection of mosaics brought from other sites around the area - along with the mosaics here on the original site of the Church of the Virgin Mary (Roman catholic origins or influences versus the early church)
- Pros:fascinating history here - jewish and christian history living peacefully alongside Islam
- Cons:signposting and directions to the sites and the main centre when driving is a little difficult!
Driving and wandering around Madaba you are bound to see foundations or ruins of the ancients before the present day... more travel advice
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