As is the case in many parts of Jordan this place clearly suffers from a lack of investment. There's some nice mosaics and an old road but not a lot to retain your interest for more than half an hour really.
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There is not a whole lot going on here especially compared to the archeological wonders you get to explore in the rest of Jordan but you might as well. Its ok. It will probably not be the aspect of the trip you are righting home...More
You see "archaeological park" you may not get that excited. But this place is pretty freakin' cool. It's all old mosaics, laid out around an open-air park. I didn't realize how neat mosaics were until we went here. The interpretive panels aren't the greatest, so...More
I'd advise having a small guided tour simply for the background one gets on mosaics, their history, and their portrayals. There is no "official" guide on site but the ticket taker/checker can act as one for a small tip, and it will be a good...More
We took a one day trip from Amman to Madaba and it was simply incredible to visit both archeological parks. There have been renovations everywhere and the mosaics and the spaces themselves are extremely well kept and maintained.
The park is broken into two sections, the actual park and the burnt palace. Both are covered with your Jordan Pass, however only the archaeological park seems to be opened. More on that later. The old Romance street that is the archaeological park is interesting...More
Even though the mosaics are quite dusty (a shame), this place is well maintained and has a great oollection in addition to a piece of the old Roman road. The ticket here gives you access to other sites in Madaba (but not St. George and...More
This was a surprise on our trip. We knew there would be great mosaics, but we were surprised by the depth of history represented here.