New Orthodox School
St George’s Church & Mosaic Map
This rather modest 19th-century Greek Orthodox church houses a treasure of early Christianity. Imagine the excitement in 1884 when...
Archaeological Park II
Walkways lead around the ruins of this late-6th-century luxury private mansion, destroyed by fire and earthquake around AD 749. From...
The largest mosque in town, the minarets of this gracious building are visible above the town's skyline, making it a useful landmark.
With two tables overhanging the road opposite St George’s Church, photographs of old Madaba on the wall and excellent Italian-style...
New Orthodox School information
For those who like Madaba well enough to stay, there’s an opportunity to teach English at this boys school that makes for an excellent gap-year experience. Run by Father Innocent (Innokentios) and attached to St George’s Church, the school promotes ‘mutual respect and peaceful coexistence’ among youngsters of different religious communities. The school is a nonprofit organisation, supporting needy students.
Volunteers receive free accommodation, pocket money and private Arabic lessons.