Wednesday, 08 January 2014, 06:31:25 EET
Patron of Madaba and Jordan
On December 7, 1967, the Vatican recognized the historic Catholic Church in Madaba, belonging to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, as a Shrine of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist and urged visitors and pilgrims to visit the scared site.
Church Entrance Square
· Church facades built with ancient stones.
· Roman columns and Corinthian capitals.
· Old traditional façade of the house of Ibrahim Twal.
· Chapel built in 1894 by Father Manfredi.
· Exhibition of old photos of Madaba taken between 1902 – 1911.
· Mosaic reproduction of the St. Stephan church in Um ar Rasas.
· Pottery collection representing the civilizations of the area.
· Gift Shop.
· Museum housed in ancient arched rooms.
· Old Moabite well, about 3000 years old.
· Grotto of the beheading of St. John the Baptist.
· Place of vows.
· Exhibit of the most significant Madaba Mosaics.
· Offered its first Mass on Christmas Eve, 1913.
· Paintings representing the life of St. John the Baptist from 1904.
· Paintings made by a French artist called Robert Lapin, between 1959 – 1962.
· Stained glass windows produced by Latroun Monks in 1958.
· Mosaic over the main door of the church.
· Classic arched basilica design.
The Bell Tower
The bell tower is the highest vantage point in Madaba, where the visitor can experience a wonderful panorama of Madaba and its surroundings.
Saturday 5:00 pm at winter time, 6:00 pm at summer time.
Sunday 7:30am, 9:30 am and 6:00 pm.
The site is open for groups to have their own mass.
For other information call us on:
Tel: +962 5 3244065
Mobile: +962 777 308159
Select area of interest to view in map