Shrine of the Beheading of John the Baptist Latin Church
Photo by Jessica Lee
Clamber through the Church Bells for Madaba Views
For knockout views of Madaba, plus the fun of scrambling around oversize bells on your way up the bell tower, don't leave Madaba without visiting the Shrine of the Beheading of John the Baptist Latin Church. Built over Madaba's ancient acropolis, the area under the church has been carefully excavated in recent years, and the warren of rooms and tunnels underneath (including an ancient Moabite well thought to be 3,000 years old) has been opened up to visitors as well.
By Jessica Lee , AFAR Local Expert