Madaba Turkish Bath
If you’ve had just about enough mosaics for one day, you could always enjoy closely knit tiles of a modern kind at MadabaTurkish Bath....
Some careful restoration and excavation in the early 1990s led to the creation of the Archaeological Park, a collection of ruins and...
Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art & Restoration (MIMAR)
Originally set up as a school in 1992 by the Jordanian Government, MIMAR has recently been upgraded to an institute. Its primary aims...
This tiny, trendy new venue with its heavy wood chairs and flat-screen TV prepares delicious pizzas (including a fire-roasted vegetarian...
Haya Bint Al-Hussin St · interesting places nearby
Madaba Museum information
Housed in several old Madaba residences, some highlights of this museum include a 6th-century mosaic depicting a naked satyr, a saucy (and partially damaged) mosaic of Ariadne dancing with cymbals on her hands and feet, and a mosaic in the courtyard depicting two rams tied to a tree – a popular image recalling Abraham’s sacrifice.
Spare a few minutes in the Folklore Museum , housed at the Madaba Museum and included in the admission price. It features jewellery, traditional costumes and a copy of the Mesha Stele.
There have long been plans to move the museum to Dar Al-Saraya, but nothing has come of this yet. It may explain, however, why the museum is rather under par. The open courtyard with grape vines and palms makes a pleasant place to sit.