Just 30 km from Amman, Madaba is a low-key town made famous for its Byzantine mosaics.
Originally integrated into a 5th century church, reproducing the map of the Holy Land, with the replacement of the original church by a new, Greek Orthodox one, much of the map was eliminated, and only about a quarter survived.
Despite this, the crowds converge on the church of Saint George.
Highlights of Madaba:
There are more mosaics in other churches, but with the Dead Sea right next door…