Top things to do

Top Choice Viewpoint in Mt Nebo

Memorial Viewpoint

Moses' view of the Promised Land towards ancient Gilead, Judah, Jericho and the Negev is marked by an Italian-designed bronze memorial next to the Moses Memorial Church. The ironwork, symbolising the suffering and d…
Top Choice Buffet in Mt Nebo

Nebo Restaurant & Terrace

The spectacular view and warm welcome from the owners make this restaurant worth a trip to Mt Nebo in its own right. The panoramic windows and the roof terrace make the very best of the vista, and the restaurant has…
Church in Mt Nebo

Moses Memorial Church

On top of Mt Nebo, this modest church, or more accurately basilica, was built around 4th-century foundations in 597 and has just undergone major reconstruction. It houses some of the best (and best presented) mosaic…
Church in Mt Nebo

Church of SS Lot & Procopius

Originally built in 557, this church houses a remarkable mosaic with scenes of daily life such as agricultural work, fishing and winemaking (in particular the cutting and carrying of grapes). The mosaics have recent…
Buffet in Mt Nebo

Asa Moses Restaurant

This trestle-tabled restaurant opposite the Ayoun Musa junction produces a daily lunch buffet of traditional Jordanian dishes, including makloubeh (chicken, rice, vegetables and spices cooked together and turned 'up…
Ruins in Mt Nebo

Moses' Spring

This spring is one of two places where Moses is believed to have obtained water by striking a rock. Six giant eucalyptus trees mark the spot, and there’s an occasional waterfall over the lip of the rocks if it’s bee…
Museum in Mt Nebo

La Storia Tourism Complex

This new ethnographic diorama, 2km before Mt Nebo on the Nebo–Madaba road, features an exhibition of tableaux billed as depictions of the religious, historical and cultural highlights in the heritage of Jordan. The …
Art in Mt Nebo

Jordan Jewel

This handicraft centre specialising in mosaics is located 1km before Mt Nebo on the road from Madaba. The owner employs a large number of locals with physical disabilities.
Ruins in Mt Nebo

Tell Hesban

Amateur archaeologists will like Tell Hesban, 9km north of Madaba. Over the centuries this strategic hill has been a Bronze Age settlement, a Hellenistic fortress (198–63 BC), a Roman settlement called Esbus (63 BC–…