St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Madaba

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Visit St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, a Catholic church built in the early 20th century on an ancient archaeological site. Admire the facade of the church, made from antique stones from a local house, adorned with Corinthian and Roman columns. If you descend down to the church’s vault, you can admire a functioning Moab-era well, more than 3,000 years old. Step into the chapel to see the visitor center and its display of art and relics, or climb to the top of the bell tower for extensive views over Madaba. Use our Madaba online trip itinerary builder to add St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and other attractions to your Madaba vacation plans.
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  • One of the multiple churches you should see while visiting Madaba. Lovely mosaics and basement area if they have it open for visitors. Total time needed <30 minutes. 
    One of the multiple churches you should see while visiting Madaba. Lovely mosaics and basement area if they have it open for visitors. Total time needed <30 minutes.  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit here. The bell tour gives a good view and going under the church is very interesting historically. Exceeded our expectations for sure! 
    We really enjoyed our visit here. The bell tour gives a good view and going under the church is very interesting historically. Exceeded our expectations for sure!  more »
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  • with only 1 JOD ticket, really worth it to visit. Underground ancient church, main church with great interior, & of course the bell tower to enjoy the panorama of Madaba city.
  • Beautiful church and interesting historical places. Church was closed but met the priest and opened it for me. Very thankful!

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