Madaba Archaeological Park

Madaba Archaeological Park

The Madaba Archaeological Park is often the highlight for every visitor to Madaba. A person can spend more than an hour admiring the mosaics that are located in the old buildings that make up the park. These churches and ancient homes treasure ancient crypts within their walls.
 
Although none of these marvelous mosaics are as impressive as the world map mosaic in Madaba’s St George’s Church, they are definitely worth the admiration.  Seeing as these sites in Madaba isn't normally included in a classical tour of Jordan, it is recommended to fit them in where possible.
 
Some of the depictions on the mosaics include the tree of life and the four seasons. Some of these are the oldest in existence, which alone gives reason for visiting the Madaba Archaeological Park. The most exquisite of these is the one in the Byzantine church dating back sixth or seventh century, which is known as the Church of the Virgin.
 
The gardens of the Madaba Archaeological Park offer peaceful strolls and the area are mostly deserted in the mornings and midafternoons.
 
Entrance fees are priced at two Jordanian Dinars and the site also houses a gift shop that sells all forms of souvenirs and drinks. It is recommended to make use of the services of a guide to point out the history of the buildings and perhaps indicate which of the mosaics hold particular importance. The entrance fees include a visit to the Madaba Museum and the Church of the Apostles.