Shrine of the Beheading of John the Baptist (Latin Church)
This operational early-20th-century Roman Catholic Church has been transformed into an intriguing destination for visitors and pilgrims...
Built in the late 19th century as the administrative centre of the Ottomans, this grand old building was subsequently used as the...
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....
Adonis Restaurant & Cafe
Housed in a beautifully restored typical Madaba residence and run by one of the town’s returning sons, this excellent restaurant has...
Haya Bint Al-Hussin St · interesting places nearby
Madaba Museum information
Housed in several old Madaba residences, 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. A small, dusty Folklore Museum is included in the admission price, featuring 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, palms and a view makes a pleasant place to sit.