This Roman Catholic Church is a site of immense significance for pilgrims coming to Jordan. The church’s prominence grew in December 1967 after the Vatican recognized it as belonging to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and insisted pilgrims to pay visit to this sacred shrine.
About St John the BaptistA major religious figure in Christianity, St John is believed to have baptized Jesus. When he preached near the Jordan River, people came to hear him in large numbers. Afraid of his growing power with the people,... read more
Coming to Madaba would be futile if you do not visit its Archaeological Park. The place is an open-air museum where several excavations led to the discovery of Church of the Virgin Mary and Hippolytus Hall amongst ruins of other ancient structures. The oldest mosaic in Jordan, from Machaerus, dating back to 1st-century BC marks the entrance to the park.
Church of the Virgin MaryThe church built in the 6th century was uncovered in 1887 beneath a private house. It comprises of a beautiful mosaic adorned with flowe... read more
What looks like just another humble Greek Orthodox Church from outside, holds a treasure of early Christianity inside its premises. St. George Church is not just another place in Madaba where mosaics were discovered. During a construction project going on 1884, the builders came across an extraordinary ‘mosaic map’ of Bible Lands from Lebanon to Egypt, underneath all the rubble, which had survived malicious destruction, fire and neglect.
History of the MapOriginally, the map’s making was finis... read more