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Basilica of Saint George-Madaba (Photo Courtesy: Jerzy Strzelecki)
Madaba is a small market town located to the south of Amman at around 40 kms. Madaba was a Byzantine centre for mosaic production, and is known as the 'City of Mosaics'. The Byzantine era mosaics are well preserved in the city's churches and museums. Most famous among the mosaics is the impressive 6th century mosaic 'Map of the Holy Land' that adorns the floor of the Church of St George, and the intricate mosaics at the Church of the Apostles. Madaba is also home to one of the largest Christian communities in Jordan. With a vibrant and bustling market filled quintessentially Arabic shops, Madaba is best explored on foot.
Amman (29 Kms)